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DirtyMike

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04-11-2016 10:52 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hand plane

well here it goes, i bought a No. 6 at a flea market this weekend for 12 bucks, the iron is a sweetheart but the bed,cap, and frog only have casting letters. Am i right to believe this could be a stanley with a name or patent dates? ant info on this plane would be great before i clean it up. Jkdavies on here has a similar plane that he is trying ti ID.


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#1 posted 04-11-2016 11:29 PM

I’m not an expert, but I’m leaning towards calling it a type 7 (1883-1899) or 8 (1899-1902) Stanley. I say this because of the S and B marks on the casting, which would usually imply a type 7 or 8.

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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#2 posted 04-11-2016 11:37 PM

thanks, I have read a ton of hand plane dating and id info in the last two days, and without a patent casting it has been hard.

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#3 posted 04-12-2016 01:08 AM


thanks, I have read a ton of hand plane dating and id info in the last two days, and without a patent casting it has been hard.

- DirtyMike

No problem, I understand what you mean, I collect pre-lateral Stanley planes, and IDing those early planes can be very difficult, especially those like yours without pat. dates. Nice plane though, I assume your going to clean it up?

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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#4 posted 04-12-2016 01:11 AM

yes sir , even though the sweetheart iron doesn’t seem to be original and a chunk is broke off the top of the frog everything appears to line up good. I didn’t want to restore it without checking with the jocks first.

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#5 posted 04-12-2016 09:48 AM

http://www.timetestedtools.net/2016/01/27/stanley-bench-plane-typing/

http://www.timetestedtools.net/2016/01/27/stanley-bases/

Remember the type studies are based on a #4 size plane so other sizes will vary.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#6 posted 04-12-2016 02:41 PM

Hyperkitten.com also has a good flow chart.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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