|Forum topic by Brett||posted 07-24-2011 02:26 AM||2425 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
07-24-2011 02:26 AM
I picked up this plane at an antique store today. I thought it was an old Stanley, but I’m thinking it may be an Ohio plane. It looks almost identical to my No. 4 Type 5 Stanley Bailey, and the blade clearly says Stanley. However, the lateral adjustment lever is different (one piece with a twist at the end instead of a “surfboard rudder”) and the toe says “No. O4” instead of “No. 4”. Can anybody fill me in? Thanks.
Looks like a Stanley at first blush:
No. O4, not No. 4:
The blade stamp says Stanley, looks like a Type 11. The frog looks like a Stanley Type 5.
Right-hand threads, typical of Stanley Type 5 and earlier:
Adjustment lever looks like a Type 5 Stanley at the bottom end. Frog shaped like a Stanley Type 6 to 8:
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