Here's mine - inherited from my Grandfather via my Father. Looks similar, but can't tell from the photos. Mine has a blade with a convex curve to it, so it kind of gouges the wood.
Mine has "New York Tool Company" and "H O Stinson" stamped on the nose. I think (best I can recall) that H. O. Stinson was an old, retired shipwright that lived with my Grandfather's family when my Dad was a young child (would be the early 1900's). So, that assumption would have had the plane in use in the mid-to-late 1800's.
Mine's in good shape and I've actually used it for roughing some boards to size - although I have no idea if that is the intended use.
That's spooky. Looks enough like mine to be mine. Same shape, same contours, same plug on the rear, same wedge to retain the blade, maybe a little bit longer than mine. No marks on the wood part of mine and the blade might be somewhat modern. I'll post in Hand Tools. Also, I'll do a follow-up here with more info and pics. Tnx M-man
And this is for Dave.
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