So my recently passed Uncle was a well known Artisan from Michigan. My older brother just took over his family farm. It’s beautiful, (you should see the house he built and EVERYTHING he built/made! Truly a masterful artist!!!) anyways.. He has numerous OLD old Hand Planes and lots of other odds and ends. I grabbed this from a group of planes my brother offered to me, I am a newb, novice errr, also my first post! Lol. Anyways, I naively thought that the damage to the side of the plane wouldn’t be an issue and that I could restore(maybe?) the plane and use it! But after getting home and researching all I could in lieu of restoration of old planes etc. I realized that I may have wasted the time id already spent removing TONS of gunk and rust from this guy(lol, I quit halfway through/or whatever amount of “through” the images reveal, again, I’m a newb) so here are some pics. It’s a Renovoc HSB & Co (see blade)
UPDATE : anyone know the significance of the “4” under the tote?