Stanley #5 type 7 & 8

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Forum topic by Rockingm69 posted 06-24-2018 12:59 AM 691 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-24-2018 12:59 AM

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I recently bought a #5C at an antiques store for $22. The tote was broke in half and the knob was broken out around the base. There was also a chunk missing front the left side cheek at the toe. I probably should have left it on the self and walked away. The iron is about done for as well. So I cleaned it up and had plans to fix or replace the wood. I dated it to be a type 8.

About a week later I’m in another antique store and I pick up a #5 for $17. It is in much better shape than the 5C. The only thing wrong is that the lever cap has a chunk broken off. This plane meets all of the criteria for type 7 except for couple of things.

This plane has a right handed adjustment knob and the “No 5” is close together, not spread apart.

The easiest explanation is the I have bought a “plane n stein” and not that I have found a one off rarity. I used the plane dating tool on hyperkitten.

So my question is, is it a type 7?

I plan to use the lever cap from the 5C type 8 on the type 7 and use it for years to come.

Thanks for any insights you can provide.


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#1 posted 06-24-2018 01:05 AM

a few pictures might help to narrow it down. Things like lateral adjustment lever, frog, patent dates, etc.

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I restored a type 7(?) #7. It fits the descriptions of a type 7 with everything except it has right handed threads. Right handed threads went out with the type 5, which is a different frog style. I’m a bit intrigued. Anybody ever seen right handed threads on a later plane.

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