I've taken some photos and want to share with all of you my great grandfathers plane. At least I figure it is his since I acquired it from my grandfather and I know it is too old for him to have purchased it directly.
I don't use this plane and have no plans to restore it to use, but I am glad to have it. It gives me a nice connection to past craftsmen in my family and helps me feel that I'm carrying that on into the future.
The poor plane is in pretty rough shape, someone was partial to using a steel hammer to adjust it and is has marks on the toe, heel and wedge. One of the wedge abutments is cracked a little and the iron is also fairly mushroomed. I suspect this might have been my grandfather. I found this plane in the till of his workbench after he passed.