Chaplin #20 Block Plane

Chaplin #20 Block Plane

To the best of my research this a #20. The difference between the #20 and the #30 is the finish. The #20 was japanned and the #30 was nickel plated.

If i had to guess, I would say this originally had the red japan.

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And of course http://www.petermcbride.com/chaplin/ is most useful.

This block plane is a pure collector piece. The rack and pinion is worn enough it doesn’t work very well. 

 

This add is from Wm Walters catalog reprint.

 

(My # CH-082020-1)

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