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Forum topic by woodywoodwood posted 03-31-2017 07:22 PM 1647 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-31-2017 07:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane old spokeshave stanley level rule age dating identification question help planer

Hello,

I picked up this spokeshave from a yard sale and was wondering if someone could help me identify the number and age. The only distinguishing mark is on the iron, “Stanley Rule & Level Co.” my best guess would be a #52 but not sure. Any information is greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance,

Curtis


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#1 posted 03-31-2017 07:34 PM

That is an old mark. Most likely pre-1900. There was a site that had all the stanley spoke shaves listed, let me check for it. I have a couple that are similar.

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#2 posted 03-31-2017 07:41 PM

Thanks Wayne! Do you have any idea what the oblong metal piece between the set screw and the iron is for? Maybe meant to adjust skew?

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#3 posted 03-31-2017 07:46 PM

I’ve not seen that before. Here is the spokeshave page I referred to.

http://peterrobinson.galootcentral.com/spokeshaves/#Stanley-75-shave

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#4 posted 03-31-2017 07:47 PM

I think yours is a #54.

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#5 posted 03-31-2017 07:53 PM

I think you are probably right, definitely an earlier version, no checkering, brass thumb screw, only one hang hole. Curious about the production years for these.

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#6 posted 03-31-2017 08:36 PM

Found this website which categorizes the stanley trademarks with coordinating production dates. Assuming the iron is original to the spokeshave and the website is correct, this would be dated between 1874-1884.

https://www.antique-used-tools.com/stantms.htm

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#7 posted 03-31-2017 10:14 PM

Cool old spokeshave.

I’m going to take a guess based on what I can see and say that oblong metal piece is meant to act a little like clever cap that spreads the force from the blade clamping screw out a little bit.

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