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10-19-2021 11:53 AM

Topic tags/keywords: help appreciated hand plane question adjustable throat old antique need info


I have recently acquired this hand plane, but I can’t seem to find any information on it, I have tried enlisting the help of others who generally are very knowledgeable but in this case all I am getting is more questions and no answers. I have searched for hours through blogs on this site and others and can’t seem to find anything. Anytime I search for planes and adjustable throat or adjustable mouth, yes I said adjustable, or it sure looks like it to me, I get pictures and articles on block planes.

So lets get to it, I have uploaded some pictures, and unfortunately when you see the last picture you may shed a tear like I did.

If you know anything about this mystery plane could you please share your knowledge?

Obviously I haven’t cleaned this up at all, quite frankly I am a little hesitant to touch it, well other than the normal caressing that happens when someone acquires an old tool.

A blade and chip breaker were with the plane but i am 99%sure the blade does not belong with the plane, I am not sure about the chip breaker but I did include a picture of the markings that are on it.


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This is the only marking I can find on this plane so far, and I can’t make them out. Does anyone know what it says?

When you see it, you might shed a tear, it made me cry a little, bought I brought it home anyway.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

-- Mark, Manitoba

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#1 posted 10-19-2021 01:52 PM

The crack is going to be a deal breaker I think. You could technically braize a repair, but I doubt it’s worth it.

Tons of pitting and such as well, so even if it wasn’t cracked, I’d probably pass. I don’t recognize the name or the design, personally, but I’m far from an expert.

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#2 posted 10-19-2021 11:00 PM

It turns out this is a “Metallic Plane Company” hand plane.

-- Mark, Manitoba

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#3 posted 10-19-2021 11:25 PM

Do not braize it. Can give it a cleaning but don’t over do it. They have some value to them.

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#4 posted 10-19-2021 11:53 PM

That is a nice example, it seems early for the series, near the Civil War. Getting it complete will be eye-openingly costly, and that crack is a killer. It would take an honored place on a display shelf with some minimal grime removal. Made before cars, before the last quarter of the 50 states became states, before anesthesia & vaccines, before the Panama Canal, before the light bulb!...

What you will probably end up doing like the rest of us is now notice other examples, pick them up “just for parts”, then eventually become an expert since you now own dozens…

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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#5 posted 10-20-2021 01:19 AM


Way ahead of you. If I accidentally gave the indication that this is my first and only plane, my apologies, there has to be a 12 step program for plane buyers, they are addictive, they are like crack…I am assuming. No, I grabbed this plane as it looked unlike any other plane i have looked at, monkeyed with, used, resurrected, whatever, it caught my eye, I had to take it home. If it turned out to be worthless then yes my intention was to try and resurrect it, but given the age and history behind it I will have to find an honoured place for it, or I may sell it and use the funds to feed my plane addiction.

Do I need all these planes? Nooooo, but I must have them.

-- Mark, Manitoba

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#6 posted 10-20-2021 01:44 AM

Warning: Do NOT let 2 blocks sit off in a corner by themselves….before you know..there WILL be 15 of the little critters sitting back there…..VOE…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#7 posted 10-20-2021 01:49 AM

I have an old carpenters tool chest that I put two planes in, now there are so many in there I have another carpenters chest sitting on top of it full of planes to keep the others from getting out of the first chest….

-- Mark, Manitoba

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#8 posted 10-20-2021 12:36 PM

^^ Goals

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#9 posted 10-23-2021 12:12 PM

That’s still a cool find.

if you edit your post and put an exclamation point ”!” Right before and right after each picture link, we can see them.

These planes are not extremely valuable, and not extremely hard to find, but finding one in the wild is always fun. Also have the knob and tote in good condition is a plus.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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