Overall condition is Good+. Rosewood tote and knob are in great condition with no cracks and a wonderful original finish. Plane body is well patinad but is mostly free of rust. I have done minimal cleaning to this tool since, being what appears to be all original components, it should not be over cleaned. I have made photos of all the relevant TM’s and frog bed so you can see it meets all the criteria of a Type 2 as outlined in “Stanley Tools” by John Walter. There are no cracks at the mouth, which is nearly perfect, and no visible cracks anywhere else. This plane, in this original condition, would make a wonderful addition to a complete Stanley plane collection. It’s 150 years old!!!! And if sharpened would still work fine. Please let me know if you would like a more specific photo, I ran out of picture room. The item “Antique Stanley #8 Type 2 ca. 1869-1872 Jointer Plane woodworking tools” is in sale since Wednesday, May 6, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Planes”. The seller is “woodysoldetools” and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Stanley