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Chaplin #20 Block Plane (My # CH-082020-1)
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.
More Chaplin info here https://www.timetestedtools.net/category/hand-planes/chaplin/
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. If you’r looking for something to use as a block plane in your wood shop, this isn’t the one.