You are offerding on one incomplete early japanned Stanley 45 wood plane as pictured.
--- the main frame, which is marked "STANLEY RULE & LEVEL CO PAT MCH 11, 84" on the skate. Shown on it are the beaded front knob, the hardware for securing the blades, and the little 3-winged nicker with its screw.
--- the sliding or center section, which is not marked as expected. The little 3-winged nicker and its screw, and the two slotted brass thumbscrews are shown on it.
--- a pair of threaded long rods, with the rear rod having the proper longer threads.
--- the brass nut and washer for the rear threaded rod.
--- and one 3/8" dado or plow cutter with no notch at the upper end, which is proper for this plane.
This would a Type One, Two, or Three plane, probably Two or Three with the slotted thumbscrews. The primary variation between the types is the style of the fence, which is not included with this plane. (It didn't come to me with the fence). The rear handle has one rivet holding it in place.
Condition is fair to good. There is quite a bit of light rust, and some faint or light pitting, but no serious pitting. The rear handle has a variety of chips and scratches, and is slightly loose. The front knob has a lot of chips and scratches, including some chips at the base, and the threaded rod is bent. The slots on the thumbscrews are in better than average condition, but they and the brass nut have a lot of tarnish (at least they aren't overcleaned!). The threaded rods have some faint pitting, and the cutter has a bit of pitting.
Except as noted, there are no cracks or chips or chunks missing from any of the castings, and everything operates properly.
SHIPPING: 4 pounds when boxed, insurance is included. No International shipping.
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