Antique American STANLEY No.13 Compass Plane *SOLD*
An early STANLEY No.13 compass plane.
Believed to be a type 2 circa 1871 - 1878.
No model number on the casting.
Sole plate is attached by 10 screws.
Fitted with a, short, 13/4 inch blade iron marked 'STANLEY RULE & LEVEL CO'.
The cap iron is marked 'L BAILEY'S PATENT DEC. 24. 1867'.
The top of the front sole adjustment strap is marked 'L.BAILEY'S PATENT MARCH 28 1871'.
The brass depth adjuster nut is marked 'BAILEY'S PATENT AUG.31. 1858 AUG 6. 1867' on the inside.
Much of the original black finish remains.
All parts move freely and tighten securely.
No cracks or repairs.
Some surface pitting and staining.
A couple of small chips to the front edge of the lever cap.
101/2 inches overall length.
A tidy example of a genuine antique plane.