Antique American STANLEY No.4 Smoothing Plane - Type 7 *SOLD*
An early American STANLEY No.4 smoothing plane.
Believed to be a type 7 circa 1893 - 1899.
Dismantled, cleaned, checked, oiled and reassembled.
Fitted with a 2 inch STANLEY blade iron marked 'STANLEY PAT.AP'L.19.92.', 15/16 inches remains below the slot.
The lateral lever has three patents dates.
'S' casting mark behind the frog, on the base of the frog and the back of the lever cap.
Good rosewood handles, small chip to the top of the rear handle, solid brass nuts.
Previous owner's stamps 'JG' to the front knob.
Plenty of the original black finish remains.
There is a short hairline crack to the right cheek by the cross rib - please see close-up image
A few surface scratches, pitting and staining spots.
All parts move freely and tighten securely.
93/8 inches overall length.