Stanley bedrock plane dating

All sizes in production including those with corrugated bottoms.

Lateral adjustment lever with patent dates 10-21-84 &7-24-88. 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.

Undaunted by the difficulty, The Superior Works is an exact miniaturization of the original Bedrock line.

Every part, all 33 of them, from the smallest screw to the largest casting, is 100% faithful to the original.

Many specimens have been seen, but there is always the potential for finding a new type or an anomaly.

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. See • Beds marked with Bailey model numbers, No.2 to 8.

In fact, one can easily believe that the #601 was made decades ago (when the last originals came off the assembly line during the early 1940's).

One of the keys to Stanley’s success was to continually put tantalizing new products in front of consumers, whether they needed them or not. The company also made six aluminum models, which have the letter “A” before their model numbers. 80 scrapper (used to give wood a glass-like surface) and the classic No.

I recently obtained an original copy of a 1923 Stanley promotional pamphlet which illustrates and describes the Bed Rock Planes in production at that time.

I've converted some of the plane dating information found in Patrick Leach's Plane Type Study into an easy-to-use hypertext flowchart.

I've chosen the bed as a starting point because it has many easily identifiable markings, and it probably wasn't replaced that often.

Unfortunately, many plane types share the same bed markings, so other features are also used in dating.