|Forum topic by Jim Crockett (USN Retired)||posted 03-30-2011 04:22 AM||7859 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
03-30-2011 04:22 AM
I have a Stanley No. 5 plane that my wife picked up for me at a yard sale. While it’s not in great shape, after a dip in Evaporust it looks a lot better than I originally thought.
I wonder if anyone could help me identify its date (approximately, of course). Here is the information I’ve collected:
- Body has a No. 5 on the front end. That is the only marking I can find anywhere on the body.
- Blade: 2” x 7-1/4”; marked Stanley Rule & Level Co.
- Lateral Adjustment Lever: Marked Pat. 2876 1C2184 72488, each number under the preceding. Also has “Stanley” engraved along the length of the lever, towards the top end from the patent marking.
- Adjustment Knob Inner Surface: unable to read all of the text but this is what I could get - Bailey Pat August 6, 1867.
The lever cap has no markings, nor does the plane iron cap. The lever cap has a keyhole-shaped hole which I have heard was changed to a kidney-shaped hole at some date.
Don’t know that there is any other information I can provide. My camera isn’t working well, so I can’t get a picture right now.
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