You are offerding on one incomplete Stanley Number 55 wood plane as pictured.
All that is included is what is shown and described.
--- the main frame, which is marked "STANLEY RULE & LEVEL CO PAT SEP 19 93 JAN 22 95" and "B" and "No 55". Shown on it are the hardware to adjust and secure the blades, the little nicker or spur, and the adjustable depth gauge with its locking screw and special nut. There are some owner initials stamped on the left side of the rear handle.
--- the sliding or center section, which is marked "55" and "STANLEY" and "B" (you have to closely to find the "B" casting mark). It also has its little nicker or spur.
--- the adjustable fence section, which is marked "No 55". The often-missing locking screw for the adjustment is present. There are some more of the same owner initials stamped on top of the wood strip, which is otherwise in very good condition.
--- and a pair of original long rods. All three sections have their proper screws or thumbscrews to secure them to the rods.
Condition of everything is good to very good, and would be even better with a cleaning. The skates on both the main frame and sliding section have some light rust but no pitting anywhere except for some faint faint pitting on the left side of the sliding section. The other areas of all three sections are in similar condition with some light rust on the bare metal surfaces, some rust showing through the nickeling, but no serious pitting. The wood strip and fence handle are very good other than the initials on the wood strip. The rear handle shows more wear with a variety of scratches and dings, again some initials, but no major chips. The long rods also have some light rust but no pitting.
There are no cracks or chips or chunks missing from any of the castings, and everything operates properly.
SHIPPING: 7 pounds when boxed, insurance is included.No International shipping.
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