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rtbrmb

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655 days ago

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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treaterryan

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#1 posted 655 days ago

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

-- Ryan - Bethel Park, PA

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grfrazee

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#2 posted 655 days ago

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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bandit571

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#3 posted 655 days ago

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.

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

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 655 days ago

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.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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rtbrmb

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#5 posted 655 days ago

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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bandit571

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#6 posted 655 days ago

Stanley Trans lever cap from my #33..

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

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Don W

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#7 posted 655 days ago

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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