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Forum topic by anneb3 posted 03-27-2019 07:12 PM 430 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-27-2019 07:12 PM

I have colected lots of planes , some Stanleys, others with no name but look like Stanleys
All of them are used but clean up enough to shave wood.!

But this black plane is diffeent. The Blade is advanced by pushing the lever on the rear’ I did enough searching to know I

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#1 posted 03-28-2019 01:04 AM

From what I see in your photo, it’s a Stanley No. 103, Type 2. Lever cap style dates it between 1884 to 1888.

Great find! The early lever adjust Stanley block planes are very uncommon. I’d expect you’ll find the old “Stanley Rule and Level Co.” logo on the blade… The body is not likely to have any markings. My later one does have “103” on the rear, but like most very early Stanley planes, it does not have “Stanley” anywhere except the blade.
Regards, The Kentucky Toolsmith!

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#2 posted 03-29-2019 12:42 AM

Thanks, went and did some more looking. Dug out my Stanley book and there it was. Funny how something
right there just slips away.
Now that I have figured out how to send photos I will get more involved.

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#3 posted 03-30-2019 03:25 AM

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