American STANLEY No 3 Smoothing Plane - Type 11 *SOLD*
A tidy antique American STANLEY No.3 small smoothing plane.
Believed to be a type 11, circa 1910-18.
Marked 'PAT'D MAR-25-02 AUG-19-02 APR-19-10' behind the frog.
Good rosewood handles, small chip to the top of rear handle, please see images.
Solid brass handle nuts, small brass depth adjuster nut.
Fitted with a good length 13/4 inch STANLEY blade iron marked 'STANLEY RULE & LEVEL CO NEW BRITAIN CONN USA' with matching cap iron. 13/16 inches remain below the slot.
Much of its original black finish remains.
Faint previous owner's stamps 'T MATTISON' to either side of the rear handle.
All parts move freely and tighten securely.
A few surface knocks, scratches, pitting and staining spots.
85/8 inches sole length, 9" overall length.