Siegley #7, Stanley #40

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Forum topic by steveinaz posted 02-28-2017 05:25 PM 449 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-28-2017 05:25 PM

I just picked up these two beauties at a estate sale this past weekend. All I’ve done is clean them up real well, flattened the iron backs, sharpened them, lapped the soles and refinished the knob and tote on the #40. There is not much dating information on the web about them. Manufacture dates for the Stanley are 1896-1962. The Siegley information talks about the sale to Stanley, but I can’t find any thing on how to date before and after Stanley acquisition. The two clues are the hand cut checkered tote and the lever cap. I’m thinking circa 1890’s. Please share any and all comments. Thank you.

-- Steve in AZ

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#1 posted 02-28-2017 05:31 PM

They both cleaned up very well.
Combination of a scrub plane and a jointer will smooth out anything !

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