|Forum topic by Don W||posted 08-04-2012 09:13 PM||4881 views||0 times favorited||19 replies|
08-04-2012 09:13 PM
This is a 5 1/4 Stanley I picked up at a flea market today. It doesn’t follow the typical Stanley typing. It has a pebbled cap. At first I thought it was just a 5 1/4 with a transitional cap, but the cap doesn’t look like the traditional transitional caps. It has Stanley in raised cast letters.
The additional odd thing about this plane is it only has Stanley stamped in the Sole. No patents, no Bailey, and no “made in america” anywhere. Next, it has a sweatheart blade, which I agree is another piece that could have been banditized. The frog has the twisted lateral adjuster, making me think its later. It does not have a frog adjustment screw, making me think its earlier, which everything after type 12 should have, and it does NOT have the raised ring around the front knob. Other than some mention of some prototypes, #5 1/4s were not in production until type 12.
Knob and tote seem to be hardwood, not rosewood.
Some Defiance planes had pebbled caps, but they didn’t have stanley raised, and they were shorter. Also the Defiance I have seen had the half folded laterial adjuster.
Any opinions on vintage would be appreciated.
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