Please note that all type studies are approximate as production variations throughout the manufacturing years were quite common. Also keep in mind that Type Studies are present day references, time-lines that map changes in the design and features of tools manufactured in the past. Understand that neither Stanley nor any other manufacturer followed type studies. In fact, it is only in the last 30 years or so that type studies have been assembled through historical research and the physical inspection of hundreds or thousands of tools made over the years. Beds marked with Bailey model numbers Nos. S casting mark on bed a single raised dot on some specimens. Model No.
Many specimens have been seen, but there is always the potential for finding a new type or an anomaly.
Dating: Buying: Cleaning: Selling: Tips: Home: R emember that a one hundred year old plane. has probably gone through many hands and changing fortunes. Some were showered with attention by their former owners, others suffered the worst possible abuse. Some owners worked them so hard that they had to replace one or several parts. Jan 26, The first one is a Stanley Bedrock. An exceptional plane. Make sure yours in question has the Stanley Lateral shown above. Bedrock type study. Birmingham Plane (B Plane) Here is one restored. The Birmingham Plane Manufacturing Company of Birmingham, CT Birmingham Plane (B Plane) Sargent made: Here is Sargent Dating info. Plane Dating Flowchart Get your bench plane in hand (unless you have it's features memorized) and start answering questions. This page leads you down a hypertext flowchart to determine your plane type. It includes links to Patrick Leach's original Plane Type Study and the Plane Feature Timeline. One-Page Plane Dating Flowchart Same as above.
The format used for the type discussions and trademark designations generally follows other published studies. This is the Type Study part of a larger paper of 8 pages that also discusses the history, development and characteristics of this, the best plane ever made.
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Dating Hand Planes Start Page Don, February 5, Included here are all of the web sites to help date, or otherwise known as typing or type studies for vintage hand planes. Bed Rock Type Study The chart below is a summary Type Study of Stanley Bed Rock Planes based on Bob Kaune's thorough study and additional research I have conducted over the past several years. Please note that all type studies are approximate as production variations throughout the manufacturing years were quite common. BEDROCK Type Study The chart below is a summary Type Study of Stanley Bed Rock Planes based on Bob Kaune's thorough study and additional research I have conducted over the past several years. Please note that all type studies are approximate as production variations throughout the manufacturing years were quite common.
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Stanley Plane Identification: How to Identify Antique Stanley Bailey Hand Plane Age and Type? By Joshua T. Farnsworth. Below you will find a tool for Stanley plane identification, specifically dating Stanley planes and identifying the type of your Stanley Bailey woodworking bench hand planes. bed rock planes made for keen kutter & winchester During the 's, Stanley manufactured Type 4 Bed Rock Planes, for Keen Kutter and Winchester. The planes were identical to the original Stanleys, except for the markings on the beds, (W., K.), Keen Kutter and Winchester trademarks on the blades and frogs with twisted lateral levers. ?. Bedrock planes were first added to the Stanley catalogues in Production probably started two or three years earlier. The planes are numbered from to There isNO Stanley Bedrock all the planes currently on the market are .
B casting marks eliminated. Beds of No. Stanley Bedrock planes. Bedrock planes were first added to the Stanley catalogues in Production probably started two or three years earlier.
The planes are numbered from to There is NO Stanley Bedrock - all the planes currently on the market are later creations by modern tool merchants. There are basically two types of Bedrock planes: the round sided models sold up to ca and the later types with flat top sides