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#1 posted 04-24-2018 04:38 PM

I think the Bailey patents were expiring by the 1920s
and other manufacturers adopted the Bailey system
more. If you look at 19th century planes you’ll
find all sorts of wacky adjustment schemes. Stanley
consolidated the market and I think with a few
exceptions the other companies competed by
offering similar planes at lower prices.

Vaughn and Bushnell made some good planes,
though I’ve never handled one. Record planes are
good too – I think they went head to head with
Stanley and even kept some finer models in
production long after Stanley gave up on most
of the specialized planes.

I’m just talking about American and English planes
here. There’s a whole world of planes made
by foundries around the world at various times.

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