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Double ended block plane questions

Barry Irby
A friend gave me a Double ended block plane. I did not know they existed and it took me a few minutes to figure out that it was double ended.

It appears parts have been interchanged or lost. The lever cap (?) does not appear original. The one on it has the key hole shaped hole, but there is not corresponding screw. It does have the little locking lever but I don't think that should be there. It is not marked Stanley, but it appears similar to the No. 130 or 131.

Any advice on where to find out more and perhaps where to get restoration parts. This thing is pretty rusty. Would it be better to clean it up or leave it alone?

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