Worth 8 inch #V2 handplane

by Laurence
(Seattle, WA, USA)

A fellow I know is from an old Seattle family that owned "Seattle Hardware". Knowing I love old tools he broght me a Worth brand 8 inch #V2 unused handplane still in it's original medium chocolate brown colored paper box and wrapped in yellowed paper.

The plane had a light coat of rust which was easily removed with "Kroil".

The place has a fixed throat, but what is really interesting is that the frog appears to have been made of stamped matal, painted a brown color, and which is screwed to the frame of the plane.

The screws are a white metal and appear to be steel.

The blade has been stamped "WorTH with the arm of the "T" extending to the left over the letters "R" and "O". The letters "o" and "r" are both upper case but are smaller in font than the "W", "T" and "H". There is a six pointed star which looks like an asterisk "*" below the "WorTH name.

Robert, the person who gave me the plane, thought it might date from the 1950s, but I suspect the stamped frog may indicate an earlier date of mfg.

Checking the internet, I've not been able to find the Worth plane mfg co.

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