American STANLEY Bed Rock 604 Smoothing Plane *SOLD*
A well used early No.604 Bed Rock smoothing plane by STANLEY USA.
Marked 'No 604' 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 2 inch US STANLEY blade iron faintly marked 'STANLEY', approximately 13/16 inches remain below the slot.
Dismantled, cleaned, checked, oiled and reassembled.
The lever cap has the 'B' casting mark on the back, there is a small chip to one of the lower corners.
Some wear to the original black finish.
Good rosewood handles, hairline crack to the rear handle but this is firm and secure - please see close-up image.
All parts move freely and tighten securely.
Plenty of patina with surface nicks, scratches, pitting and staining spots.
9 inch sole.