Stanley Bailey No. 4 plane with unmarked lever cap?

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Forum topic by Brett posted 04-01-2011 07:32 PM 2441 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-01-2011 07:32 PM

I saw a Stanley Bailey No. 4 plane today with no markings on the lever cap. The plane has three patent dates on it, so it is evidently a Type 11 or 12. The lever cap lacks the large, bold “STANLEY” logo that I’ve seen on other Stanley Bailey planes. Were these Type 11s or 12s sold with unmarked lever caps, or was the original replaced at some point?

Also, the lever cap has a couple chips in the end. I’ve read that this often indicates that someone used the lever cap as a screwdriver to remove the cap iron screw. Do these chips affect the sale value of this plane? What about its usability?

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#1 posted 04-01-2011 08:19 PM

They came with unmarked lever caps see .

As for the chips they would affect the sale value, as would any damage though. I would have to see the chips to see if it would be a problem but I doubt it would. I have seen many with corners chipped off.

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