Early RECORD 04 SS Stay Set Smoothing Plane
A very good early RECORD No.04 SS Stay Set smoothing plane.
Fitted with a near full length straight topped 2 inch RECORD best crucible cast tungsten steel blade iron and the extra thick Stay Set cap iron, marked 'PATENT No 362743', which enables sharpening of the blade without removing the cap iron and eliminates chatter. 21/8 inches remain below the slot.
Dismantled, cleaned, checked, oiled and reassembled.
This early example has the first pattern lateral lever with no markings and the revolving disc. First pattern frog, screws, Y lever and brass adjusting nut.
Retains the majority of its original finish throughout.
The lever cap is marked 'SS RECORD' and retains the almost all of its red background finish to the lettered areas.
Excellent rosewood handles with most of the original lacquer and full trade label on the top of the rear tote.
Some minor surface knocks, scratches, pitting and staining spots.
All parts move freely and tighten securely.
9 inch sole length.
A fine example of an early RECORD Stay Set.
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