|German smoothing plane|
Apparently DRGM is short for "Deutsches Reiches Gebrauchs Musterschutz" - meaning protected patented design under the Reich Government. Basically a German patent mark.
The plane is 8 5/8" long, 2 9/16" wide, with a 2" wide blade / chip breaker assembly. The wedge seems much longer than it needs to be - the blade is short enough that you need to try not to hit the wedge when setting the iron. [Note: after clean-up, the wedge sits lower and allows easier adjustment.]
The horn has an interesting shape as you can see in the first picture above. But look at the shape when viewed from the back. I'm sure this was for right handers who place their left hand on the horn. Fortunately for me, I'm right handed.
|Interesting horn shape|
|View from back|
|Sole (toe is to the left)|
|Close-up of toe area of sole|
|Close-up of mouth area of sole|
This plane was very dirty, but the throat area was just plain disgusting!
|Filthy! Disgusting! (said with a French accent from some cartoon of my youth)|
|Front of wedge|
|Back of wedge - note recess for the tip of the cap iron bolt|
|Close-up of chip breaker bolt recess in the wedge|
|Iron and chip breaker - the tip of the bolt is all that goes into the recess in back of the wedge|
|Back side of the iron|
|Bevel side of the iron|
|Front of chip breaker|
|Back of chip breaker|
The iron and breaker were made by Peugeot Freres ("Freres" is French for "Brothers"). This is the same Peugeot family that eventually made cars. I'll get into that later.
|Chip breaker engraving|
|See the dent? It also doesn't sit flat on the iron.|
|Chip breaker bolt|