This plane is seldom seen it has the small crack along the arched casting as is well known to be an issue with these planes. This plane is different from others I have seen as the Challenge name and patent dates are cast in raised letters into the side of the casting and also there is a rib in the back of the casting which I have never seen on these planes. The crack is very small I couldnt get a good picture to show it as its barely visible. If you go to Patrick Leachs website he has a much better write up on this plane and a picture of the crack. This plane has exact same crack. Measures a little more than 1 inch. The item “Arthur Goldsborough Patent Challenge Plane 18 Inch Rare Vintage Hand Plane” is in sale since Monday, November 4, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Planes”. The seller is “kscpartners” and is located in Toms River, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: challenge
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original