|The mystery spokeshave|
|Front part adorned with fancy design|
|Top screw changes angle of front of mouth|
|Red arrow points to the end of a pivot pin|
Yellow arrow points to spring
|Bent pivot pin is on left side, causing mouth to be wider on that side|
|Sole mostly flat|
|Front of sole angled and mouth opened up|
Here's another interesting thing about this shave. The 2-1/16" wide iron had a definite camber at the cutting edge.
If anybody has any information about this spokeshave or about its use, please let me know.
EDIT: Bob Demers came through with all the information I needed. See his blog entry here. Apparently this is an E. C. Stearns #8 spokeshave. Great info - thanks Bob.