American STANLEY Bedrock 604 1/2 Smoothing Plane *SOLD*

Code: 2370

A tidy and sought after early 20th century Bedrock No.604 1/2 smoothing plane by STANLEY USA.

Believed to be a type 6, circa 1912-1921

Marked 'No 604 1/2' behind the front knob with 'BED ROCK' at the toe.

'PAT'D APR.2-95 APR.19.10' is cast into the bed behind the frog.

Fitted with a 23/8 inch US STANLEY blade iron marked 'STANLEY NEW BRITAIN. CONN. U.S.A.', approximately 9/16 inch remains below the slot.  This is probably the original iron and it appears to have been welded at some stage to extend its life - please see close-up images

Dismantled, cleaned, checked, oiled and reassembled.

The majority of the original black finish remains.

Good rosewood handles, both have the previous owner's mark 'D H'.

Some cracks at the base of the front knob - please see close-up images

All parts move freely and tighten securely.

Usual surface nicks and scratches, a few minor pitting and staining spots.

10 inch sole.

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