Antique American STANLEY No.4 Smoothing Plane - Type 7 *SOLD*

Code: 2295g

A nice example of a 19th century American STANLEY No.4 smoothing plane.

Believed to be a type 7 circa 1893 - 1899.

Dismantled, cleaned, checked, oiled and reassembled.

Fitted with a good length 2 inch STANLEY blade iron marked 'STANLEY PAT APL 19 92', 17/8 inch remains below the slot.

Unusually there are only two patent dates on the lateral lever 'PAT. 10 21 84 7 24 88', but there is a space where the '2 8 76' date would normally be found, please see close-up image.

'S' casting mark behind the frog with the 'B' casting mark on the underside of the frog and back of the lever cap.

A few minor chips to one lower corner of the lever cap, please see close-up image.

Good rosewood handles, the rear handle has an old but firm repair, please see close-up images.  Previous owner's stamp 'R.C.HARRISON' on the right side.

The majority of the original black finish remains.

A few surface scratches, pitting and staining spots.

All parts move freely and tighten securely.

815/16 inch sole length, 93/8 inches overall length.

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