Dating stanley transitional planes
The Sargent Transitionals were made from 1891 to 1941.Interestingly enough, Sargent started making Transitionals 4 years after starting to make the Metallic planes. The wood is OK noting that the rear tote looks to be a replacement. It has a later high knob, but the rest of its features fits the type study for a type 9. If you have similar antique or collectible tools you want to sell please see our FAQ Page, the Appraisal / Selling Page, and the Selling Your Collection Pages for further info about selling with us. It has the external frog adjuster, and the cutter adjust wheel is steel. Tune it up, hone the cutter and it will make for a great user. The wood is OK noting finish loss on the front knob. The plane body is very nice noting the small area on one side with some sort of cosmetic grind marks. This Stanley #8 jointer plane is a type 9 dating from 1902 - 1908. The Rosewood handle is from the proper era and nice. The overall condition is very nice and this plane will make for a great user.According to those in the know, they are not particularly valuable in the collectors’ market (which is why you see so many of them, and so few #1′s).Still, a plane is a plane and a potential working tool, so I set out to find a restorable one for a friend who had expressed an interest.has probably gone through many hands and changing fortunes.Some were showered with attention by their former owners, others suffered the worst possible abuse.
Most of the remaining black ‘Japaning’ came off in cleaning, but that’s only important to collectors.Based on this front logo, and “Bailey “ cast in the toe, “STSANLEY” in block letters on the iron on this one, (this iron was up to 1909, then went to the V logo) I’ll call this a Type 13 1909-1912 .