Made almost entirely of bronze. Only the blade and the adjusting plate are ferris metal.
Here is a most unusual tool, a Stanley No. 191 plane made almost entirely of bronze. Only the blade and the adjusting plate are ferris metal.
Bronze tools were popular with carpenters, mechanics and engineers for ship and yard use because they would resist rust and corrosion. Aboard ships that carried explosive cargo like tankers and munitions carriers, they were considered necessary. Bronze tools are non-sparking and considered less likely to cause fire or explosion. This plane, along with several other bronze tools shown here on the website, were found in Bath, Maine. (300-20911)