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Forum topic by rwe2156 posted 03-16-2015 03:28 PM 583 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-16-2015 03:28 PM

Guys, I have a #4 plane says Stanley on the cap iron with red backround and “Bailey” on the sole in front.
I’ve looked at several sites but can’t seem to get any info relative to dating the plane.
Also, the japanning is blue, if that makes a diff.

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#1 posted 03-16-2015 03:40 PM

Well a blue casting is standard for any of the type 20’s but they have yellow lettering typically on the lever cap lettering so either someone repainted it or its a Frankenplane.

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#2 posted 03-16-2015 03:42 PM

Made in USA or England?

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#3 posted 03-16-2015 03:43 PM



Made in USA or England?

- Ocelot

England

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#4 posted 03-16-2015 03:43 PM

And just so you know….

Many love to hate the type 20s, but if they’re tuned up, they can work just fine. My #7 type 20 is one of my most used.

Chris

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#5 posted 03-16-2015 03:57 PM

Here is a page with some links. There used to be a page that had some date info on the English Stanley. I’ll see if I can find it.

http://www.hyperkitten.com/tools/stanley_bench_plane/

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#6 posted 03-16-2015 04:02 PM

From a UK blog post

Type 1: 1937-1939
Type 2: WW2, hard rubber adjusting nuts..
Type 3: Postwar – steel bits
Type 4: Whenever those rib thingys appear on the beds (about 1972)
Type 5: Whenever the beds are marked 12-00X?
Type 6: 1983-present. The G12-00X planes

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#7 posted 03-16-2015 07:15 PM

Thanks WayneC that’s what I’m looking for.

Since its a made in England plane, I didn’t think the US data would apply.

Can you direct me to the blog?

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#8 posted 03-16-2015 07:23 PM

It is actually a forum post from about 2004. I seem to remember a more formal version of this but it has been probably 4-5 years since I saw it.

http://www.woodworkforums.com/archive/index.php/t-12634.html

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#9 posted 03-16-2015 07:28 PM

One more link for you…

http://www.woodworkforums.com/archive/index.php/t-157845.html

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