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Stanley Rule & Level Co No 113 Compass Plane
You are bidding on a Stanley rule & level No 113 compass plane. It comprises of a cast iron body, the adjuster is also cast and carries the manufacturers name. The sole plate is steel and dovetailed into the main body. The mechanism allows convex and concave shapes to be planed accurately.
This plane has an interesting history. It was taken by the Ivory family into the interior of Queensland, Australia in the early 20th Century when they settled there and built Adgingbong (House) near Cunnamulla from the local woods. The family still run the Adginbong estate although the house burnt down in the 1950’s. This plane was found in the outbuildings and is part of the outback history. The dry climate means it is well preserved.
The plane has lost the part which holds the blade and adjuster but otherwise apart from surface rust is in reasonable condition with no chips or cracks. The mechanism works. If a replacement blade and holder were found this would be a useful working tool.
Length 10 ¼”, width 2 ¼”