About 70-80 percent of original japanning with some dark spots, micro pitting and light scratches on sides and bottom of sole. Iron stamped "STANLEY RULE & LEVER CO" (7-1/8" long x 2" wide) in great condition. Chip breaker in great condition, both have micro pitting, dark spots and light scratches with BAILEYS PATENT DEC. 24,1867 stamped into chip breaker. A few light scratches, micro pitting and darkness in lever cap.
Rare type 3 frog as scratches, tiny nicks and a little pitting with brass adjusting nut as patent dates stamped into it. No chips or cracks on rosewood beaded front knob or tote handle, both have small nicks and scratches from normal wear. Plane as been very lightly cleaned, oiled and waxed, please see pictures. The item "RARE Antique Vintage TYPE 3 Stanley No 4 (1872-73) Pre-Lateral Woodworking Plane" is in sale since Friday, January 25, 2019.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Planes". The seller is "vandenlee" and is located in Thousand Oaks, California. This item can be shipped to United States.