Dating british made stanley planes
Try this site for a type study ( There are lots of fraken-planes out there , so it may not be possible to type and date every plane.
For a a user, I stay away from anything which does not have frog adjustment, or that has a kidney hole lever cap, but that is just my preference. Jonathan Steve, One of the big problems encountered when dealing with the post war Stanley's is the inconsistency.
Left: type 11 1910-1918 (APR-19-10 patent date added to bed) with wrong cutter and shop-made wood.
Anything after this is really not worth buying unless you are willing to do a large amount of fettling). Chapman in Sheffield and have been making tools there up until recently. Happy Planing Moses Thats some shiny brass you've got the Zitan..........cleanliness of that plane leads me to think that its never been used?
By relocating the circular hole toward the bottom of the cutter, the iron can be used right up to the slot, without sacrificing the advantage gained from the lateral adjustment lever.
Stanley has been creating tools such as the bench plane since 1843, and it can be difficult to date an antique tool if you don't know where to look, according to the Stanley Company.
Stan Faullin helped by providing some of the pictures used in the Plane Dating Flowchart, and Steve Turner provided the Post Script version of the flowchart.
I picked this up from Instagram here, and with permission, decided to carry on the conversation.