Here is my Stanley No. 3 Type 6 cir. 1888-1892 after restoration. The dark patina of the rosewood knob and tote is striking against the polished iron and steel. I continue to seek out circa 1890 or older carpentry tools that I enjoy using in the day to day maintenance of our 1890 historic home in old town Alexandria. It is rewarding to replicate the craftsmanship using period correct tools in effecting repairs.
This Bailey plane cap iron is stamped with “ L. Bailey’s Patent Dec. 24, 1867”. I am wondering if this was typical of the type 6 Stanley Bailey planes or if this cap iron may have been replaced using parts from an older Lee Bailey plane?
Anyone have first hand knowledge of other type 6 Stanley or Lee Bailey planes with or without such marking?
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