Dating a stanley plane
Early Ohio Lateral Later Ohio Lateral That lateral adjuster on a Stanley made Defiance plane.
Another telltale sign of the defiance plane is the flat sided reddish tote.
* Estimated, Extrapolated, or Unconfirmed ~ Represents an approximate date *** Tools shown in the photos on this site were returned to functional condition by Virginia Toolworks using museum quality archival preservation techniques.
Sharpened and tuned for use, every tool is fully tested and adjusted until perfect.
Continuing on our illustrated Type study list Part 1 The Collector's model years Type 1 to 7 can be found here TYPE 8 Stanley 1899-1902 All features of Type 7 except; "S" casting marks eliminated from castings Only one patent date left on the lateral lever 7-24-88 TYPE 9 Stanley 1902-1907 Major changes All features of Type 8 except; "B" casting marks eliminated from castings Patent date eliminated from lateral lever Bailey name now cast on toe.
This relocated the model No 5 to 8 cast to the heel from the toe The original type study doesn't mention this - It's about this time that the brass nuts used to secure the knob and tote to the rods undergo a change.
Its iron is stamped with the first sweetheart trade- mark.
w=240&h=180 240w, https://virginiatoolworks.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/block-plane-collection-3-11.jpg? w=480&h=360 480w, https://virginiatoolworks.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/block-plane-collection-3-11.jpg? w=150&h=113 150w, https://virginiatoolworks.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/block-plane-collection-3-11.jpg? w=300&h=225 300w" sizes="(max-width: 240px) 100vw, 240px" / A great deal of research has been dedicated to dating Stanley’s bench planes over the years, with type studies established for the Bailey and Bedrock lines, as well as many of the most popular specialty planes. 9-1/2 and 18 series), I’ve been able to narrow down the manufacturing date ranges for most major features.I intend to eventually format the data into a more usable format, but for now I want to put it out for reference and feedback.