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I got this No. 4 essentially free with a Record No. 5 I bought and hoped it might be a Type 17 but to me it looks like a modern plane. Would I be correct in assuming it's from the 70s?

The iron is marked G12-204

I plan on getting some Evaporust or something to clean it up and use it as a scrub plane.
 

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That'll be one of Stanley's "Handyman" planes, bizarrely they're still made and sold today but they must've been around since the 50s.
 

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On a mobile, your link leads to images which show in extra pale colours, on half the screen only. The other half has non-hidable links to install apps that I don't want.

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Probably ok for people with the Imgur app but not great.
 

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Trevanion":2tog74ki said:
That'll be one of Stanley's "Handyman" planes, bizarrely they're still made and sold today but they must've been around since the 50s.
Yeah, I've got one which looked just like that until I made my own handles. It's just like any other number 4 except it doesn't have a frog adjustment screw, and it has a plastic depth adjuster knob. Works perfectly well.
 

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AndyT":3e4w9n92 said:
On a mobile, your link leads to images which show in extra pale colours, on half the screen only. The other half has non-hidable links to install apps that I don't want.
If you press the 'Continue' button it'll go away without installing anything else.
 

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Thanks for the responses all!

This is the first I've really heard of the Handyman series, as long as it's a solid plane I'll fix clean it up and get it working again. I might even have a go at making some wooden handles for it.
 

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