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SharkeysEnd

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12-08-2021 03:02 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bailey vintage plane

I just scored 5 great old planes, and I’m hoping that someone can help me figure out how old this one is in particular.

Here’s the lot I got:

Thanks! Let me know if photos from any other angle would help.

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#1 posted 12-08-2021 03:28 AM

That one in the middle looks older than the English made one

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#2 posted 12-08-2021 05:16 AM

I don’t know of any UK-specific type studies, but the two-piece, stamped steel yoke first appears in US-made Stanleys in 1967.

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#3 posted 12-08-2021 06:23 AM

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#4 posted 12-08-2021 03:36 PM

Might have been when Stanley was switching to or from that Blue Japanning…right around the time the USA versions were going “Cordovan Maroon” (1967-69)

The left #5 was made by Millers Falls, the Stanley #5 is a Type 19, as is that center #6…

They used to label the ribbed body Stanleys as Type 21..

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#5 posted 12-09-2021 05:53 PM

They’re all post war planes for sure. I think bandit is spot on. They should clean up into nice users, though some of the totes look pretty rough.

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#6 posted 12-10-2021 11:27 AM

Thank you everyone for your input. When I can find the time I will begin restoring them. I don’t plan to sell any at this time, at least not until I see how well they work.

Currently I only have a #4 and #7, so these make very nice additions to my collection.

-- "Many folk like to know beforehand what is to be set on the table; but those who have laboured to prepare the feast like to keep their secret; for wonder makes the words of praise louder." -Gandalf

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#7 posted 12-27-2021 07:48 PM

Try this guide: https://woodandshop.com/identify-stanley-hand-plane-age-type-study/

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