Shelton Pat.1914609 metallic hand plane

Shelton Pat.1914609 metallic hand plane

I found this at a yard sale and picked it up for $3 because it looked unusual. A little investigation provided me with the information that this plane was manufactered by the Shelton Tool Company That used to make hand planes in a factory in CT.

This is what it looked like when I picked it up.

This how it looks now.

Quite an inprovement as you can see. I don't really think this plane has any real value and I will not use it in the shop but I think the adjustment mechanism while ultimately inferior is very interesting.