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No Logo Lever Caps

by BustedClock
posted 08-19-2017 04:50 AM


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Loren

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#1 posted 08-19-2017 05:17 AM

Mark or no mark, Stanley did make some lever
caps with no logos. Just look on ebay and
you’ll see them for sale. I have some
planes with no-logo lever caps. They are
far too common for them all to be aftermarket
replacements I think.

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Don W

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#2 posted 08-20-2017 09:27 PM

It’s probably a replacement. Stanley Bailey planes came with caps without logos, it’s most likely from one of those.

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bridgerberdel

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#3 posted 08-24-2017 03:55 AM

I prefer lever caps without logos. Stanley wasn’t the only one who made them that way, and it can be pretty hard to tell a logo-less Sargent lever Cap from a logo-less Stanley or Miller’s falls or union. And since bench planes are standardized sizes they can easily get swapped around.

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HorizontalMike

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#4 posted 08-24-2017 10:54 AM


I prefer lever caps without logos. Stanley wasn t the only one who made them that way, and it can be pretty hard to tell a logo-less Sargent lever Cap from a logo-less Stanley or Miller s falls or union. And since bench planes are standardized sizes they can easily get swapped around.
- bridgerberdel

Actually telling the difference between Sargent and Stanley plain/logo-less lever caps is straight forward. The rivet that holds the flat spring is located closer to the key hole on the Stanley caps, plus that rivet nearly always shows through the top of the cap. There are very rare occasions that a Sargent cap’s rivet shows through the top.

While I understand that the OP is mostly interested in Stanley planes, please note that Don, Casey, and I recently published a Sargent Bench Plane Identification Guide. That guide can be found on eBay and Amazon.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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