Yes there's a NoG7 cast into the bed, but I can't find anything in
Google about it. I'm slowly working my way through the 726 patents
issued on 2-17-20 but thought someone here might have heard of this one.
I'd guess it's one of the innovations that didn't quite make it.
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OK, replying to myself but I found the patent for the plane mechanism,
1331280, watch the wrap,
or an easier to read version at
This lead me to look for Edmund Shade which shows on
search for schade on these pages to find the info about him.
Oh, if you're searching uspto.gov by plane date Class 30 appears to be
hand tools. That speeded up the search quite a bit.
It's a Stanley "Gage" (hence the 'G7') Jointer plane, based on a
design developed by John Porcius Gage's company 'Gage Planes &
Tools' before Stanley bought them out. It was later further
developed into the Stanley No. 7 & 7C Jointer Planes, with an
improved blade and cap iron mounting. The No. 7 had a smooth
bottom, the 7C was corrugated.
From the amount of relief on both sides of the blade's cutting
edge, it looks like someone was using it as a 'scrub' plane at
some point in time.
I've gotten a few 6's and 7's that had about the same relief on the
sides. Could they have been doing it for speed with the jointers and
counting on their smoothers for the perfectly flat surface by just
slightly rounding the corners on the smoother?
Not a Stanley innovation, but it is a desgn that didn't make it,
because Stanley bought the company that made these planes and and
after a time phased this design out. The G statnds for Gage, a
would-be competitor to Stanley. For the short time that Stanley
produced planes using the Gage design, they used numbers like your
plane has, i.e., the regular bench plane size designation with a G
Often wrong, never in doubt.
Larry Wasserman - Baltimore, Maryland - email@example.com
Thanks to all. Once I found the patent number and with the gage
reference quite a few references turned up.
For those who've been here a while this one may bring back a memory or
two. It turned up when I had narrowed the search to category 30
Made me think of a well intentioned haircut that turned out not so well.
Wonder if there's any relation between them:-)
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