Stanley plane dating pictures
The only significant marking is behind the front knob – “MADE IN USA”.the knob and tote look as if they had some reddish stain or paint on them at one time.Unfortunately, my mother didn’t know enough to look for the cap iron and blade, and I’m betting there might be more maker info stamped on either of them.
He was my favorite grandparent, and the one that used to let me tinker around with him in his shop when I was very young. As best as I can figure, the plane hasn’t been used for about three decades.The adjusting nut looks to be steel rather than brass.Most of the parts look modeled after early stanleys based on “Patrick’s Blood and Gore” page, but I know there were plenty of knock offs.As far as I know Stanley type irons work as do Hockand LN. I was hoping that the “C” letter before all of the code numbers would’ve indicated something to you guys, but I realize that there were so many different companies and so many knock offs that identifying this plane might be tricky.
As best as I can tell from “Patrick’s Blood and Gore” page, there were some early Stanleys that didn’t have the “No.
The right size current replacement blade will work.