Original price of a Stanley Bailey jack plane?

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Forum topic by Brett posted 03-31-2011 03:52 AM 1692 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-31-2011 03:52 AM

How much would a Stanley Bailey jack plane (no. 5) have cost in the 1920s or 1930s (in actual dollars). Anybody know?

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#1 posted 03-31-2011 04:02 AM

I have a book with a reprint 1926 catalog and it lists the Stanley/Bailey # 5 Jack for $5.00. The book is ….EARLY 20TH CENTURY STANLEY TOOLS A PRICE GUIDE by JACK P. WOOD .. ISBN#0-89538-010-2

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#2 posted 03-31-2011 04:30 AM

Well, an average car then was about $800. Today, about $25000. $25000 / $800 = 31.25
So $5.00 * 31.25 = $156.00

Aint changed all that much.

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#3 posted 03-31-2011 05:08 AM

In the 1880 ’s a Colt SSA cost a $20 gold coin. Today a Colt SSA cost about what a $20 gold coin is worth. Good products always keep there value. Same for Starrett tools . If Delta still made their bandsaws and drill presses in the U.S.A. the cost would be close to what we would have paid in hours worked as we did in the 1950’s

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