nice Steers patent Brattleboro Tool #305 wood plane w/ rosewood strips in sole For Sale
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nice Steers patent Brattleboro Tool #305 wood plane w/ rosewood strips in sole:
You are offerdingon one Brattleboro Tool Company Steers Patent Number 305 wood plane as pictured.
I don't see any markings on the body, but the iron is marked "STEERS PATENT PAT'D SEPT 11, 1883" and "305".
Overall length is about 13-7/8", and the iron is about 2-1/8" in width.
US Patent 284,919 was granted to William Steers of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, for his plane. The rosewood strips in the sole were designed to reduce friction.
Condition is very good. The rosewood strips have a variety of chips and scratches, with the two largest chips forward of the throat. The sides have some patina but no pitting, and there is some residue from a collectors label to clean off of the left side. There is one area behind the front knob (shown in the 9th picture) where the japanning is thick, but I don't see any other evidence that anything was repainted or touched up, and that may be the original japanning. The front knob and rear handle are unbroken, with a few scratches and chips in the front knob, and some scratches near the base of the rear handle. I would guess that the rear handle has been refinished, and it was neatly done. The frog and adjusting mechanism are intact and operate properly. The iron has some specks of surface rust around the logo area, but is otherwise clean. There are no cracks or chips or chunks missing from any of the castings, and everything operates properly.
SHIPPING: 6 pounds when boxed, insurance and signature confirmation are included. No International shipping. (but see below if you are in Canada).
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