RECORD Calvert Stevens CS88 Smoothing Plane *SOLD*
A tidy and little used RECORD Calvert Stevens CS88 smoothing plane.
Similar in size to a 4 1/2 smoothing plane.
The CS88 smoothing plane was introduced in 1988 and only had a very short production run up to October 1990. The CS refers to Martin Calvert (production engineer) and Mel Stevens (plane production manager) who developed the plane and included various earlier innovations such as a Stay Set type cap iron and a Norris style adjuster.
These planes are heavy at a little over 6 pounds or 2750 grams and were meant to fill the gap left by the earlier English and Scottish infill planes.
Each of these limited edition planes has its production number in the body casting under the rear handle.
Fitted with a near full length 23/8 inch blade iron marked 'RECORD MADE IN ENGLAND'.
Indian rosewood handles.
Gunmetal lever cap.
Retains its green enamelled finish throughout with the exception of 2 small patches at the toe.
Plenty of the original lacquer finish is visible on the steel sides.
All parts move freely and tighten securely.
Although missing from this example the CS88 planes were originally supplied in a baize lined wooden box.
A few minor surface scratches.
101/4 inches overall length.
A fine example of a rare plane.
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