Stanley No. 3 Smooth Plane Sweetheart
This is a very nice clean Stanley No. 3 smooth plane from the 30's era or a type 17 with the rosewood handles that have a very thick coat of clear varnish on them. Most of the clear vanish finish is intact, but there are a few places where we note some missing on the tote mostly, very little on the knob, both are in very nice condition. This plane is in good++ condition with about 45% of the original nickel plating intact on the cap cover, and about 65% of the black Japanning. The bare metal surfaces are clean, but we do note a lightly pitted finish on the bare metal exterior. Not rusty now, very clean. The handles and castings are solid, no cracks. There is no damage noted, has a cutter marked "Stanley SW" with the heart shaped SWEETHEART trademark on the top of the cutter. The cutter is sharp with about half it's full useable area left for future resharpening.
This is a very nice, clean, vintage Stanley plane in very good, ready to display or use condition!