Dating english stanley planes

Mind you some of these earliest Ogee frog can still be fettle pretty good and can gives excellent results. The later version with a rough surface, painted frog and cheesy lateral lever are not worth crap as users. I suppose they could be fettled to be something good, but they're not going to be worth anything if you decide to sell them.It looks like boatloads of information, but once you "type" a couple, you'll be able to spot what you want in most cases, and if you're unsure, you'll be able to take the iron off and look at the frog and tell.

Starting at type 16, with the introduction of the Ogee top on the frog, it herald the end of the solid surface frog and it is all downhill in quality from there.These two examples are the only ones I know of in tooldom. Again, not found in the original type study - it's about this time that the backs of the cap iron are no longer blued, but are just finished like the fronts, with nothing.That bluing that Patrick Leach is talking about look like a mat greyish blue coating.Also since the range is small, the position of the slot in the cap iron that engage the yoke, is critical for achieving proper operation.