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poopiekat

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05-02-2018 01:29 AM

Topic tags/keywords: plane identification

I got an armload of vintage tools today at one of my favorite thrift stores. After bringing my stuff out to the truck, I went back in to buy this orphan plane, just because it had a 2 3/8” Stanley SW cutter.

But… despite its ugliness, it is a most unusual plane!! It is the size of a Stanley #7, but I’ve never seen an adjustable mouth on ANY #7. The mouth is designed just like a Stanley 9 1/2. It also has a sort of height adjuster reminiscent of Stanley Liberty Bell, with that odd two-pronged end. The cutter rests on pylons like certain Defiance planes.

Hope the pictures do it justice!!!

Yeah, yeah, I know, I’ve never seen so much brazing on a plane, somebody musta loved it, followed by someone who musta hated it. I just want to know, Who was the maker of this plane???

ps: the metal mushroom knob and mouth plate are about the only salvageable parts left, other than the cutter.
Now, where’s my PTAMPIAS? Time to hit the books.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!


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hairy

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#1 posted 05-02-2018 01:33 AM

I gotta go shopping with you someday.

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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#2 posted 05-02-2018 01:42 AM

Ty, Hairy!
I’m anxiously waiting for the trip to ‘Wawanesa, Manitoba’, a cool farming village that has an annual show not to miss!! Last year there was a guy who had big planes made with the broken ends of leaf springs!! I filled the entire extended cab of my truck with great stuff. Lots of oddities for a free-thinking guy like you!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#3 posted 05-02-2018 05:35 AM

PK

I believe you have a product of the Metallic Plane Co. of Auburn, NY

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#4 posted 05-02-2018 08:53 AM

Johnny nailed it.

I have one posted here with some others
http://www.timetestedtools.net/2016/01/27/metallic-plane-co/

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#5 posted 05-02-2018 10:18 PM

To Johnny7 and DonW:
Well, I shoulda known I’d never stump you guys!
Now I’m embarrassed for not diving into my reference books before posting. Indeed, a Metallic Plane!
Thanks, guys. Now I want a bona-fide, better quality example of these.
after I scrounge the SW cutter, this one will probably end up in my metal pile. It’s that hopeless.
ps Great pics on your other site, Don!! Thx!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#6 posted 05-03-2018 09:32 AM

Whenever you think you’ve seen it all, there’s one more to see.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#7 posted 05-06-2018 11:29 AM

Got this #5 at an auction with a handful of others for $1. Maybe I should sharpen the frog.

-- Andy, NE Ohio

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#8 posted 05-07-2018 01:55 PM

Wow, great pics, Andy!
For a buck, you couldn’t go wrong. The cutter, to me, looks like a newer issue than the rest of the parts. There are dozens of good #5 soles on eBay, just find one of correct vintage.
Was somebody actually using that puppy?

Thanks for posting!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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