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Posted on How to identify a hand plane with next to no markings?

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#1 posted 04-10-2019 10:17 PM

Yes. In most cases, “foreign” items made before the war (be they tools, toys, china, whatever) were stamped with just their country of origin, to comply with the McKinley tariff Act. After the war, imported items started being marked “Made in _”. Of course, there are exceptions to almost every rule, but this is the normal chronology of marking foreign made goods.

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