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When he saw the plane said: "you are lucky, Giuliano, this is a type 13 SW Stanley Bailey.
Someone painted it red" and explicated me its features and why some vintage planes were considered better than others.
;)Pat You're correct in your observations about English Stanley planes: I don't think that anyone has ever typed them. The point is, I am not sure at what point in time Stanley began making planes in the UK.
I have often thought about this, but never bothered to enquire (I will do my best to find out).
Since that day I began to read all it was possible to find on the net about Stanley vintage planes, and to buy other models on ebay (mostly ebay US).
Here it is possible to have a very large plane offer.
Some owners worked them so hard that they had to replace one or several parts.
Some simply put the wrong bit in the wrong place, some customised their tools to suit their needs - the possibilities for change are endless.
I've seen very few but that's how they look, with rosewood handles and all. If your plane has those raised ribs radiating from the tote and knob bosses, it'll be a post 1970s manufacture, polystyrene handles from the mid/late 80s. Howabout: Type 1: 1937-1939 Type 2: WW2, hard rubber adjusting nuts..
Somewhere along the line they went from cast Y lever, to the two piece stamped on, then back to a die cast one. 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? The G12-00X planes Hi Pat; Yep; I think that's the earliest English 6 I've seen. The handles are without a doubt stained beech (maybe they never used rosewood), brass handle nuts, "STANLEY" stamped horizontally on the 3 piece lateral lever, a type 16 frog, no raised ribs at the toe and heel (these didn't appear on sizes 5 1/2, 6, 7 or 8 till after the war) or on the bed, angular shaped blade and cap iron, fully finished lever cap. And just to be absolutely sure, could you snap a pic of the main casting with the frog removed? Hi Pat; Actually I meant something like the picture below.
Brass, then steel, and back to brass, such as the adjusting nut etc. On the left is a late (1938) "type 16" 5 1/2, on right is an early (1948-49) "type 19" 7, both American.
Of course these advices are based on my personal considerations and experience during these years of plane use.
I have a Stanley-Bailey No6 plane, with "Made in England" on the body and the blade?