In table at right, only THIS GRAY has
meaning,indicating overlaps in time.
Other colors at right are for visual segregation only.
Note***3PLANE TYPE:
Feature Note***(#) = See notes, Misc Data TablesYEAR:
TOTE
&
KNOB
Rosewood  
Hardwood - red stained or black paint  
painted black  
light color stain  
Change ca. 1920: solid brass NUTS: Cylinder < vs > Waisted  
Change ca. 1910 re tote/knob stud threads: Cut < vs > Rolled   
KNOB Low style: Change base from beaded to plain 1889  
Tall style: Change w/tapered end for '29 cast toe ring.  
DEPTH
ADJ.
NUT
composition   brass  
steel or hard rubber  
stamped "BAILEY, WOODS & CO."...  
"BAILEY'S PATENT"...  
thread right handed  
left handed  
size small (1" dia.")  
large (1.25" dia.")  
knurling parallel  
diagonal  
IRON Stamped
w/ Logo:

Note***4 & 5

Note ***1
Note***2

Ftball "L. BAILEY'S PATENT DEC 24, 1867"
"STANLEY RULE" in arc above "& LEVEL CO."
"STANLEY" (large letters) (rest below)
"STANLEY" "PAT. AP'L 19, 92"
"STANLEY" & "RULE & LEVEL CO."(top curve)
"STANLEY" "NEW BRITAIN" "CONN" "USA" in V
"STANLEY" in notched rect.,"S.W." heart
"STANLEY" in notched rect.,"MADE IN U.S.A."
circular hole toward top  
toward cutting edge  
top shape (Irons Laminated thru 1947) sharp angular  
rounded angular  
PLANE TYPE:
Feature YEAR:
CAP IRON stamped "L. BAILEY'S" "PATENT"...
Screwhead change ca.Type 6A:   Smooth < vs > Knurled  
LATERAL
ADJUSTMENT
LEVER
stamped "2-8-76" "10-21-84" "STANLEY"  
above, plus "7-24-88"  
"7-24-88" "STANLEY"  
"STANLEY"  
"STANLEY" vertical (blank w/Type20)  
one-piece with fixed bent crossbar and inserted thumb flag  
two-piece with DISC and inserted thumb flag  
two-piece with disc and FOLDED thumb flag  
Disc change ca. 1930-35 (?) ... Free-wheel < vs > Fixed 
LEVER CAP Logo
Note***6
none  
"STANLEY" in notched rectangle + Color bg  
hole keyhole-shaped  
kidney-shaped  
spring banjo shaped  
rectangular  
back unrecessed  
recessed  
style rounded edge  
less-rounded  
Lever Cam 1 3/32" long  
1 3/16"long  
surface nickel plating  
coarse machined surface  
FROG back rounded  
ogee-shaped (s-shape) back beside lat. adj.  
screws rounded head  
flat head, corner sharp vs chamfered ca.1890   
top rounded  
flattened arch-shape  
has adjustment screw  
PLANE TYPE:
Feature YEAR:
FROG
RECEIVER
shaped like letter "I"  
vertical rib  
broad rectangular area  
two shallow grooves parallel to sides  
smaller & raised bearing surface plus rib to mouth  
enlarged and arched rib  
"Y" shaped  
PLANE SIZE under frog and lever cap  
cast in toe - in front of knob  
cast in toe - behind knob  
spaced apart ("No" and plane # spaced 1")  
CASTING
MARKS
"Bailey" cast in toe - in front of knob  
cast in toe - behind knob  
Foundry numbers - "73","71" cast in bed   
Cheeks change at Type 6: Tall < vs. > noticeably Shorter.  
"S" in frog, lever cap and/or bed  
"B" in frog, lever cap and/or bed  
"MAR-25-02" "AUG-19-02" behind frog  
Patent Dates above, plus "APR-19-10"  
"U.S. PAT. APR-19-10" behind frog  
"MADE IN USA" cast into bed at toe  
cast behind frog  
Broad flat rib around toe and heel  
Heavier bottom casting  
Painted blue