I have to admit that I helped him in the direction of the present, but that doesn't detract a bit.
I had spotted an old plane on a classified page in Denmark. It just said: Plane, J. Siegley and there was a picture of the plane and the accompanying box.
The vendor lives in the same neighborhood as my older brother, so I asked if he could pick it up for me. He readily agreed and offered that I could get for my birthday, which was fine with me.
Today my brother got hold of the plane, and sent me some pictures of it. Based on the Stanley size system, it is a No 3.
I have tried to search the Internet for information on the Siegley planes, but there is not quite as much information as I had hoped for, so if anyone reading this could provide any information, it will be greatly appreciated.
As far as I read, the Siegley company was purchased by Stanley in 1905. From 1905 to 1920 Stanley manufactured the Siegley planes alongside their own.
But I think this plane is older than the Stanley era due to the fact that it only says J.Siegley on the blade. There is no mention of Stanley anywhere on the plane.
There is no lateral adjustment feature on the plane.
On Stanley planes they were introduced in 1885 (according to the unsurpassed wisdom found at Patrick Leach's blood and gore page) but I don't know if Siegley never had a lateral adjustment until they were purchased by Stanley?
My older brother took that plane apart and took some pictures of it. It was well oiled and doesn't seem to be rusty. the fact that someone made a designated box for it makes me believe that whomever the owner was, he took care of this plane.
The rear tote is a bit loose, but I guess it can be tightened up.
My guess is that it would make a fine restoration project to carry out on board..
J. Siegley plane No3
J. Siegley blade
No lateral adjustment on this plane.
Plane transport box