Stanley bench plane dating
This is a very abbreviated list of salient type features which can help the neophyte user identify type and date of a plane. Important, and all models have this until WW II period. 19 10 is added, and these three patent dates continue on many later models. Lever cap edges not rounded and the locking lever has less radius. For more detail see Walter in the Typology section at the end. Type 9 l900-02 On toe: NO 4 at top, below the screw hole BAILEY's name at toe. Type 13 l925-8 Stanley logo in box on cap with square corner cutouts. Maybe we could generate a list of other non-plane Handyman products, too? I use it just as often as my better planes which is not often LOL.; -- Ken from Ontario, Canada Don’t go hating on Stanley now just because they learned how to market to a broader audience in the 50’s.
A general description of stuff to look for when examining a bench plane is listed under the #3 smoother.This stuff is applicable to all Stanley bench planes of the basic Bailey design (as well as those that incorporate the Bailey patents such as the Bed Rocks), and comes from my observances of thousands of these planes.All dimensions that follow each number indicate the length of the sole, the width of the cutter, and the weight of the tool.This plane never was corrugated (see #2's listing below). The Ohio Tool Company did make a corrugated version of this plane, but they ain't Stanley, which is the company of concern here.The plane has been reproduced and can fool the novice very easily.