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BSAphex

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05-24-2018 02:17 PM

Hi all,
I bought this No 6 handplane and was hoping to complete it and fix it up. I tried dating it, but can’t seem to pin it down. I don’t know if its even a Stanley/Bailey plane. But I know a No 6 Stanley iron and lever cap fits it perfectly.

Says No 6 at the front, but there are no other markings anywhere on the body or frog.

Could anyone confirm its pedigree?

Thanks much.
Dennis


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jonah

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#1 posted 05-24-2018 02:20 PM

It’s not a Stanley. Looks like a standard mid century knockoff.

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BlasterStumps

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#2 posted 05-24-2018 02:34 PM

Union possibly. Looks like a nice old plane.

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#3 posted 05-24-2018 02:52 PM

Union, Type 1? Doesn’t look like it was by Sargent.

This is from a Union No. 5A…( same size as a Stanley #5-1/2)

It was a “newer” type…2 or 3?

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BSAphex

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#4 posted 05-24-2018 05:23 PM

That Union 5A looks similar, but the rounded corners on my frog are a bit different. And the relief behind of the bed for the frog a little different too. All the same, could still be a Union. Of course a new iron/cap iron and lever cap will cost 10x the cost of the plane itself.

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bandit571

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#5 posted 05-24-2018 05:44 PM

Yours was a type 1…..the Jumbo jack I had was a type 2….Sold mine, when I got a Stanley No. 5-1/2, type 17.

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BSAphex

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#6 posted 05-24-2018 06:05 PM

Ah. Understood. Thanks.

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#7 posted 05-24-2018 08:27 PM

That is a Birmingham B plane. (Mosher’s patent)

http://www.timetestedtools.net/2016/03/27/a-union-3-with-the-mosher-patent-lateral/

Union Bought Derby (makers of the B plane)

Some more
http://www.timetestedtools.net/category/hand-planes/birmingham-or-b-planes/

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BSAphex

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#8 posted 05-24-2018 09:25 PM

Great. Thanks for the links, Don.
Nice getting a little history.
So based on that info, when what you date my plane to?

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#9 posted 05-25-2018 09:23 AM



Great. Thanks for the links, Don.
Nice getting a little history.
So based on that info, when what you date my plane to?

- BSAphex

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BSAphex

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#10 posted 05-25-2018 03:27 PM

Thanks again, Don.

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#11 posted 05-25-2018 07:49 PM

I have a Stanley #6 that my father-in-law had, along with a # 2 and a #4…..My #6 has Made in the USA in front of the knob, #6 on the rear of the body, and Stanley written on the frog…..Don’t know how it is, but he had it a long time before he died, along with the others…I inherited them from my mother-in-law…..

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