Item P14 - Union No. 6 Fore Plane.
solid plane almost surely dates to before the takeover of Union’s plane making
operation by Stanley that occurred about 1920. This plane has a large squat
front knob that is beaded at the bottom, with both the knob and tote made of
mahogany, nicely stained. Except for one ding on the knob I think these are the
nicest handles that I’ve seen on a Union plane. The body is cast with “Union
(in an arc) / No. 6”. Most of the original japanning remains in the bed. The
blade has good length and is marked with the name of the Union Mfg Co / New
Britain, Ct / USA”. The twisted patent lever is marked “Pat. App’d For.” The
plane has general modest tarnish on the unpainted metal, but the only pitting is
some of the very light variety on the cap iron. It was likely made about 1906.
Price - $60.00