Type 1 STANLEY 78 Rabbet Plane - Rebate Plane
An early, type 1 STANLEY 78 rabbet or rebate plane.
Marked 'PAT.JAN.30-83 PAT.OCT.23-83' on the inside of the main casting.
Good length original 11/2 inch cutter marked 'PAT'D NOV.18 1884'.
Lever cap thumb screw marked 'STANLEY'.
Ornate decoration on the handle.
Complete with fence arm, fence, depth stop and spur.
The main casting and the fence have the 'B' casting mark.
Retains much of its original black finish.
There is a corner section missing from the sole at the heel.
A previous owner has marked 'T.W.R.' on the right side.
All parts move freely and tighten securely.
81/4 inch sole length.
A good example of an early plane.