Info on "Modern" brand Jack Plane?
I inherited this plane from my Grandfather. It was in rough shape, function wise, but I've been tuning it up as I learn more about hand planes. I've been curious about the "Modern" brand, but Google searches have come up empty. Does anyone know anything more?
It seems to be solidly built, but not highly precisely machined. I think the lever cap is bronze under the heavy patina. I wouldn't guess that it's a high end tool, as my grandpa was a mechanic and not a carpenter. Pictures attached.
cast letters in the top of the sole: MODERN M05
iron: MODERN and a picture of shark
sticker on top of the handle (missing some letters):
___ SUPERIOR QUALITY
MOD___GR__ER MFG. CO.