CristiGL Antique Vintage Oddity Tools Rare Stanley No. 20 Type 1 Nickel Plated Circular / Compass Plane Woodworking Made In USA. An early nickel plated example of the STANLEY No. Marked " No 20 STANLEY " on the toe, with the " S "casting mark on the adjusting wheel, frame , mouth and lever cap.
Faintly marked with the " June17.79 "patent date on the sole dovetail. Plenty of the original nickel plating remains.
The lateral adjustment lever is marked "STANLEY" with three patent dates: PAT 2.8.76 10.21.84 7.24.88. The plane is look much better live then photos. All parts move freely and tighten securely. The Stanley No 20 compass plane otherwise known as the Stanley 20 circular plane is a 10 inch long metal plane with an adjustable flexible sole. The flexible sole can be adjusted to form a convex sole or a concave sole, set to the required curvature.
The flexible sole is anchored with the frame at either end of the sole with a screw adjustment in the center. The sole is adjusted by turning the knurled sole adjustment wheel nut; located on the top of the plane in the center. The screw either pushes the centre of the sole down or pulls the sole up to create a curved sole. Once the sole has been adjusted to form the desired curvature, the adjustment wheel nut is locked by securing the small locking screw just under the adjustment wheel nut.
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