Reply by HandHewn

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Antique Stanley Jack Plane Mystery

View HandHewn's profile


7 posts in 707 days

#1 posted 02-13-2018 02:46 PM

All of that makes sense. I’m trying to assign a date to the plane’s manufacture. I guess based on the number of patent dates on the casting, I can safely assume that the plane body was manufactured in 1925-1928, and the presence of the earlier parts (cap iron, lever cap) is likely incidental? I realize it’s a # 5 1/2, while Smith’s type study was for #4s. Mostly I’m wondering if anyone more familiar with plane dating knows if the patent date is as reliable a characteristic for dating #5 1/2s as it is for #4s

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics