American STANLEY No 4 Smoothing Plane - Type 16 *SOLD*
A very tidy American STANLEY No.4 smoothing plane.
Believed to be a type 16 plane made between 1933 - 1941.
Marked 'MADE IN USA' behind the frog. Also marked 'BAILEY' behind the front knob and 'NO 4' at the toe.
Dismantled, cleaned, checked, oiled and reassembled.
Fitted with a good length 2 inch blade iron marked 'STANLEY MADE IN USA', matching cap iron, 115/16 inches remains below the slot.
The back of the blade is marked '137' indicating that it was produced in the first quarter of 1937.
The lever cap is marked 'PAT NO 1918750' on the back, this patent was granted in 1933 and relates to the kidney shaped hole.
Very good nickel plating with the majority of the red background to the STANLEY mark still in place.
Retains the majority of its original black finish.
Very good rosewood handles with much of their original lacquer finish. A few minor knocks to the front knob.
Some minor surface knocks, scratches, pitting and staining spots, please see images.
All parts move freely and tighten securely.
93/8 inches overall length.
A fine example.