Dating a stanley plane

That meant re-using old images, not the current model, and were known to used up previous inventories of parts, wherever possible. The one we will be examining is the Bailey No 7 Jointer, I recently acquired.That is part of my indoctrination of any "new" tool entering my temporary custody.The frog has a slot at its bottom (the portion nearest the mouth) to fit over the rib cast in the bed.So everything points to a Type 9, with the sole exception of the Pat no still present on the lateral lever (Type 8) no doubt a left over plane parts, making this plane probably early in the Type 9 production time frame of 1902-1907.That would be with the one piece lateral adjuster tip That started at Type 6 1888-1892.It also had 3 patent dates on it: 2-8-76, 10-21-84, and 7-24-88 By type 8 only the last patent date remains 7-24-88 That is what we have, so it look like it is Type 8 and above rog receiver undergoes a major redesign.Now lets see if the seller and I still agree when looking closer.

In our case, we see that the first lateral lever came up at Type 5 1885-1888.Block Planes from the Author’s Collection " data-medium-file="https://virginiatoolworks.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/block-plane-collection-3-11.jpg? Using existing reference material from the previous type studies, I poured over old catalogs, advertisements, the planes themselves, and anything else I could get my hands on.w=240&h=180" data-large-file="https://virginiatoolworks.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/block-plane-collection-3-11.jpg? w=630" class=" wp-image-554 " title="Block Plane Collection" src="https://virginiatoolworks.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/block-plane-collection-3-11.jpg? 18/19 series of block planes, there doesn’t appear to be much information on the nos. Frustrated at this, I began a quest two or three years ago to identify the major changes in the design and production of Stanley’s premium block planes, with a focus on the no. Rather than try to create a formal type study, I decided to focus more on the practical goal of simply establishing criteria for dating the planes within the narrowest possible time frame.Instead of re-building my whole Illustrated Type Study of Stanley Bench planes, for now.I will just go over the period of interest in order to show how you use such a list to zero in on a definite type.* Estimated, Extrapolated, or Unconfirmed ~ Represents an approximate date *** Tools shown in the photos on this site were returned to functional condition by Virginia Toolworks using museum quality archival preservation techniques.Sharpened and tuned for use, every tool is fully tested and adjusted until perfect.I picked this up from Instagram here, and with permission, decided to carry on the conversation.My continued interest in the history of Hand planes just carries me further and further. I’m still in the processes of verifying this, so for now, us it with that knowledge. Nos 265-11213 series: No 4 smoother, 62 low angle jack, 92 shoulder, 9 1/2 block, 60 1/2 low angle block. 20 years ago no-one wanted English Stanleys, even though they have some advantages including mass and blade thickness (and availability) and they were cheap.Clean, assess, research Document; - provenance - pictures as found then after restoration I often document the process for my future references - anything I found about it; catalog copy, maker's history, auction results or screen shot of current price Etc.The vendor had a sticker on it mentioning the date of 1907 A cursory look over, the frog surface, the dates of patents on it, no frog screw adj, low knob etc, all pointed toward the same vintage, so I did not questioned it, I just quickly look up where 1907 falls in the Type study: Type 9 1902-07 and proclaimed it earlier in a previous post.