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Forum topic by rtbrmb posted 10-05-2012 11:23 AM 488 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rtbrmb

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10-05-2012 11:23 AM

This is an e-bay purchase from a few years ago that I am just now getting some time to possibly derust & clean up.

When I follow the dating flow charts it looks like a No. 4-Type 8 from 1899-1902 but the problem I am running into is the lever cap. It doesn’t look like any Stanley I have seen, or can reference. It has a distinct pattern on it & I was hoping someone with more experience that me could identify where it came from ? The original blade was not with the plane.

Thanks in advance.


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#1 posted 10-05-2012 11:36 AM

I can’t tell you what it is, but here is a similar one…

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#2 posted 10-05-2012 01:06 PM

Looks like the lever caps that were used in the old Stanley transitionals. Here’s an ebay auction with one that looks exactly like it (no I’m not affiliated with the seller).

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#3 posted 10-05-2012 01:10 PM

They were also on the “Four Square” Household planes. This looks more like one off a Trans Plane like a #22 size? Try a plain lever cap.

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#4 posted 10-05-2012 01:20 PM

Yeah, it’s similar to the Stanley Four Square, but they all had the Stanley name as far as I know.

What about the lateral adjustment lever? Is it made like a Stanley? It should also have Stanley stamped on it.

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rtbrmb

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#5 posted 10-05-2012 07:33 PM

grfrazee- that’s where I had seen the pattern on the lever caps before, thanks. ! No telling what happened to the original blade and lever cap.

CharlieM1958 – the lateral adjustment lever has “STANLEY” stamped on it.

So it looks like the body/frog are from a type 8 & the lever cap was borrowed from a transitional plane..

It is still something I may derust & finish when I have time-I just need to get a blade & lever cap.

Thanks to everyone who responded.

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#6 posted 10-05-2012 08:56 PM

Stanley Trans lever cap from my #33..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#7 posted 10-05-2012 09:01 PM

I believe 4 square had Stanley stamped on it. I’d say it’s a transitional cap on your. #4. I’ve found a few like that.

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