Here’s another tool that was found in an outbuilding, half buried in dirt on the floor. Can you identify this block plane? I think it might be a Winchester No. 3086, but I’m not sure. It measures 7″ long and 1 7/8″ wide.
Making identification more difficult, I found two different plane blades from two different manufacturer’s with it:
One blade is marked “Winchester TRADE MARK No 3086”, and it has a “B” stamped on the back. The other I can’t make much out. There are four lines of text:
AUG 6 ?7
AUG. 31:68 EXD.
On the underside of the lever cap there’s a “5” and an “L” stamped respectively above and below the hole for the screw:
On the inside of the adjustable mouth are two numbers, one on each side: “306” and “316”:
The adjusting knob is patterned as shown:
The lever for tightening the lever cap is missing. When I found this I was amused to fine several old beer-can pull-rings stacked up underneath the plane blade in an effort to keep it tight. If I can replace that cap (or just get a shorter bolt to hold the lever cap on) it could be a decent user.
Here it is, full disassembled. I like to know what my tools are, so any help would be appreciated!