RECORD 04 SS Stay Set Smoothing Plane *SOLD*
A tidy RECORD No.04SS Stay Set smoothing plane.
Fitted with a good length 2 inch RECORD tungsten vanadium steel blade iron (13/4 inches remain below the slot) and the extra thick Stay Set cap iron. The Stay Set cap iron enables sharpening of the blade without removing the cap iron and helps to eliminate chatter.
Dismantled, cleaned, checked, oiled and reassembled.
The lever cap is marked 'SS RECORD' and retains the majority of its red background finish to the lettered areas. Some peeling of the nickel plating at the bottom, please see close-up image.
Much of the original blue finish remains.
The brass depth adjusting wheel is marked 'OFF CUT ON' dating this plane to between 1954 - 1964.
Good hardwood handles, the rear has the previous owner's initials 'JL' marked on one side.
A few surface scratches, pitting and staining spots.
All parts move freely and tighten securely.
93/4 inches overall length.