Yesterday I found a 13 ½ inch long, 2 3/8 inches wide jack plane in an antique
shop. The inside of the sole is painted red; the outside is unpainted. The sole
is of forged steel. The frog is painted blue. Wooden handle and knob. On the
inside of the sole, just behind the frog, there is a small "U" with a circle
around it. No other info relating to brand or age anywhere on it. It looks worn
but not terribly worn.
It has a blade that is branded "True Value"; this may be a replacement. If the
entire plane was made for True Value, it would be an inexpensive contractor's
or carpenter's grade plane that would have been available at just about any
I am looking for a lever cap for this plane... I've spent hours looking all
over online. Does anyone have any ideas?