I have recently acquired a Stanley No. 5 Hand Plane. The guy who sold it to me thought it was from the 1950’s and said it belong to his father. I was suspicious of this so I read a type study on Stanley tools. From the specific stamping and style of manufacturing of this specific plane, I believe it to be one of the models produced from 1876-1880. It looks like this plane probably came from my friends great-grandfather, not his father!!!
Any idea what this tool might be worth? I know these planes were quite common… I bought the plane for $20 dollars, so I am positive I got a deal! Any feedback would be appreciated!
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