When held against a straight edge there's a full 1mm of light showing at the middle.
This problem can be found on the earlier model of the plane with the cast iron knob that has a coarse "knurling" cast around its edge (these knobs are threaded onto the adjusting screw and either have 6 holes drilled through them or "STANLEY" cast into them.
Check the joint of the knob and the threaded rod for cracks or any repairs.
King Materials: Wood (beech), steel Marks: W KING Condition: Some cracks. Rider Beading Moulding Plane This antique wooden moulding plane is marked "P. RIDER BANGOR," indicating that it was made between 18 by Perry B. SPAULDING Mc LEAN," indicating that it was made by Nathaniel Spaulding of Mc Lean, New York, who made planes in Mc Clean from 1824 to 1860 before moving to Ithica and changing his maker's mark. Plane is 9 1/2" long, 3 1/4" tall (without peg and blade installed), and 1 3/4" wide. Gale of Providence, RI, a maker working around 1836.
Has a nice, smooth patina and well aged wood, no rot. These brothers, John and Lester, worked circa 1832-1840 under this name. Plane body is 9 1/2" long x 3 3/8" tall x 1 1/2" wide without peg or cutter installed.
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