Unusual War Finish English STANLEY No 4 Smoothing Plane *SOLD*
An interesting and very good STANLEY No.4 smoothing plane.
Believed to have been produced during the Second World War.
Dismantled, cleaned, checked, oiled and reassembled.
Fitted with a good length flat top 2 inch English STANLEY blade iron and matching cap iron, 13/8 inches remain below the slot.
The lever cap is not plated, probably due to restrictions on nickel plating during the war years.
The frog and frog receiver are very similar to those found on American planes produced between 1933 - 1941 (type 16).
There is a 'p5' type symbol cast into the front of the frog and the back of the lever cap, something we have not seen before, please see close-up image.
The frog adjusting plate and screw retain their 'blued' finish, another sign that nickel plating was not used on this plane.
Marked 'STANLEY' on the lateral lever.
Good hardwood handles with much of their original lacquer finish.
The brass nuts are a little different to the usual in that their base is countersunk/concave, please see close-up image.
Retains much of the original black finish.
A few minor knocks, scratches, pitting and staining spots.
All parts move freely and tighten securely.
97/16 inches overall length.