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    Ward's Master #4

    This is a Stanley plane.... WWII vintage. In really nice shape. I bought after I picked it up and realized it was a heavy casting. $15.00. It has the rubber adjusting nut as well.

    Look at the difference in the castings.... Significantly thicker and heavier.

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    Re: Ward's Master #4

    So is that Ward's as in Montgomery Ward that used to compete with Sears?
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    Re: Ward's Master #4

    Quote Originally Posted by KenOfCary View Post
    So is that Ward's as in Montgomery Ward that used to compete with Sears?
    That's what I always thought but not 100% sure.

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    Re: Ward's Master #4

    Chris, I also thought that was Montgomery Wards line of hand tools.

    Do you think this was a wartime Stanley that someone franken planed by adding that lever cap, or do you think itís original?

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    Re: Ward's Master #4

    Quote Originally Posted by TENdriver View Post
    Chris, I also thought that was Montgomery Wards line of hand tools.

    Do you think this was a wartime Stanley that someone franken planed by adding that lever cap, or do you think it’s original?
    Some were made by Stanley for Ward's. It's clearly a Stanley body and frog .... but the frog has a Union style adjustment lever. The cap and iron are marked Ward's master. As best I can tell that is correct as to that type.

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    Re: Ward's Master #4

    The Union adjuster does make sense for a contract labeled plane.

    Really interesting that it has the rubber knob and heavy casting.

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    Re: Ward's Master #4

    Quote Originally Posted by TENdriver View Post
    The Union adjuster does make sense for a contract labeled plane.

    Really interesting that it has the rubber knob and heavy casting.
    But interestingly it does have brass nuts for the knob and tote. It also has the frog adjustment screw and rosewood knob and tote.

    Apparently type 17 Stanley planes are all over the map as to what parts they do and do not have. I guess this carried over to contract tools as well.

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