This is the apple badger plane from the auction a week ago. I noticed a detail that passed me by the first time or two around. Along with the rabbet on the leading cutting edge, there is a rabbet on the opposite side of the plane.
Huh? No nicker there, just a rabbet. I have no clue why either. I can only imagine there was some sort of fenced jig the plane was made to ride in? It's one of those puzzling old wooden planes that makes tool collecting worth every moment and every penny.
Till next, Gary