How old is my Stanley Bailey no. 5??

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Forum topic by SawdustBrewery posted 12-25-2011 12:17 AM 10796 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-25-2011 12:17 AM

I picked up a Stanley Bailey no. 5 at an antique store for $20 and cannot determine its age. I used the Jay Sutherland flowchart to get an estimate, but since its for the no. 4, I cannot be sure. According to the flowchart, its from around 1933-1941. Can anyone verify this based on the pictures? I didnt include a pic of the top of the iron, but it has Stanley Made in England on it.

Thanks in advance!!

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#1 posted 12-25-2011 01:44 AM
There is a wealth of info here. Check it out.


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#2 posted 12-25-2011 01:44 AM

Can’t help much from the pics but try Patrick’s Blood and Gore web site, he has a very detailed view of virtualy EVERY plane that lord Stanley ever made

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#3 posted 12-25-2011 04:27 AM

Probably about right. A hunch tells me it could be considerably newer.
I think the Made in England Stanley’s have never been thoroughly
type-studied, just the USA made ones.

In any case, that’s a nice plane for what you paid, very nice – with
a good tote, a nice high knob and the grooved sole, which,
I like the feel of in a jack. My flat-soled #5’s just don’t quite
feel right to me.

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#4 posted 12-25-2011 04:41 AM

Type 19, 1948-1962 was the first year they offered the red paint on the lever cap and the rounded corners on the iron.

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