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I have several hand planes but this one works far better than the rest. I inherited it years ago. Can you tell me the age and origin?
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Many wooden hand planes were made by craftsman, or companies long since out of business, and frequently no name on the wooden sole.

The blade may have a manufacturer stamp with a phrase like "Warranted Cast Steel" which would infer old, but not enough to date.

Try posting in the Hand Tools forum, you may get more expert eyes.
 

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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.
 

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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
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