In 1857, Henry Stanley, Frederick's cousin, launched the Stanley Rule and Level Company, which acquired Leonard Bailey & Co. Bailey held numerous patents on such mainstay tools as planes, which Stanley Rule and Level...
The following reference guide provides examples of Stanley’s trademark stamps from 1872 to the present.
For builders and bricklayers, all is for naught if one’s work is not level.
After all, who wants to sleep in a bed that been placed on a sloping floor, and if your brick patio is laid at the wrong angle, the winter rains will saturate your home’s foundations rather than running off harmlessly into your flower beds or lawn.
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Start by reading Patrick Leach's comments on Stanley plane dating. If you thirst for heaps of data on plane dating, visit the Plane Type Study or the Plane Feature Timeline. This page leads you down a hypertext flowchart to determine your plane type.
Any Bailey plane with a small iron (blade/cutter) depth-adjustment wheel is pre-Sweetheart, as is any with a low knob (there are some Type 11 planes with a high knob, but most have a low knob).
In the United States, the words “tools and hardware” and “Stanley” are almost synonymous.How do I determine the age without carrying a reference book around to garage sales and auctions? Also here: vintage (20's and 30's) is easy to ID as teh heart with the SW in side is easy to see.cgp, As Samson mentioned, Sweetheart era planes are easy to identify.See PURCHASING- Any item may be purchased by VISA/MC, money order, cashiers check or bank draft in U. Funds (purchases by money order, cashiers check or bank draft are held for 7 days pending receipt of remittance).State of Washington residents please add 8.4% sales tax to total amount of order. To order, please call -360-452-2292 or email 1998 Bob Kaune - Antique & Used See PURCHASING- Any item may be purchased by VISA/MC, money order, cashiers check or bank draft in U. Funds (purchases by money order, cashiers check or bank draft are held for 7 days pending receipt of remittance).