Hi folks ... please excuse the question as an introduction, but I picked this up yesterday (thrown in with a #5C high knob I went to buy) and it has me stumped, so I thought I'd come and ask the guys who know :D. It appears to be a low angle / bevel up block plane, although something may or may not be missing from the back end, as there is a broken part in the casting.
The blade does not (to my uneducated eye) necessarily match the plane, as it is a quality, bi-metal blade made to have a chip breaker but currently flying solo. The casting of the body is pretty rough inside. When it arrived the wooden wedge was UNDER the blade and lying the blade flat on the bad results in very little blade getting out of the mouth before it closes completely, so it is possible the wedge should be under the blade, or there is some adjustment mechanism missing where the casting is chipped, or ... open to ideas. I have little experience with bevel up planes. What you are seeing is the plane after a night in a vinegar bath and a quick scrubbing with wd40 before I had to run out to work.
I do like the shape of the body and I believe that is what will identify it when someone who has one or knows what it is sees the pictures. Overall length is 7" and blade width (which does match the body) is 1-3/4". Now ... let's see if I can find a way to attach the pictures ... if you don't see them it means I am still trying
Thanks in advance for any information you may be able to provide Chris B <-- spends more time restoring tools than working wood ...