Dating vintage stanley tools

dating vintage stanley tools

How do you date a Stanley Sweetheart?

This is the first of the sweetheart marks– Note that the heart extends into the rectangle. Assuming Stanley used approximately the same marks on all of their tools, this mark can be accurately dated to the first few years of the SW era. This is an inked mark, and is always found on the side of the bar near the non-point end.

What are the different types of hand tools made by Stanley?

They had several tiers of tools the first one is the highly recognized name of Bluegrass followed by Pine Knot, Crusader and Cyclone tools. Other companies made their hand tools like Stanley, Sargent, Barcalo-Buffalo, Thorsen, Wright,& New Britain.

What is the earliest marking on a Stanley gauge?

The Stanley Eagle (a.k.a the “chicken” for obvious reasons) is the earliest marking that I know of on Stanley marking gauges. It is always found on the side or back of the head. This mark is quite rare, and gauges with this logo will typically bring a premium price from collectors. Mark known on: #80, #90. Mark assumed on: #75, #76, #78, #79.

How to tell if a plane is a Stanley or Winchester?

The 900 series planes had the flat top sides just like the later Bedrocks and these were considered their premium series. Winchester Both Stanley and Sargent made planes for Winchester. If the model numbers begin with “3” (3004, 3008. etc.) then it was made by Sargent. If the number begins with “W” (W004, W008, etc.) then it’s a Stanley.

What is the meaning of the Stanley Sweetheart logo?

The sweetheart logo was a result of the merger of the Stanley Rule and Level Company and Stanley Toolworks (there used to be two Stanley companies) and it was a merging of their two logos, with the heart being a memorial to the Stanley Works president William Hart.

Whats so special about the Stanley Sweetheart planes?

There was really nothing especially special about the sweetheart stuff, as they werent a specific line of planes but indicative of a logo that Stanley used in a date range.

What year did Stanley introduce the sweatheart?

1920 The new SW (sweatheart) logo is introduced to symbolize the merger of the STANLEY Rule & Level Company and the STANLEY Works. This was used on hand plane untill 1935. 1922 The Bailey #5 1/4 is introduced. 1924 Handyman line introduced. 1924 The first “Four Square” was introduced. These were dropped and resurected in 1934.

What are the types and dates of the Stanley planes?

Here is a list of the types and dates of the Stanley planes: Stanley Type 1 Handplanes: 1867-1869. Stanley Type 2 Handplanes: 1869-1872. Stanley Type 3 Handplanes: 1872-1873.

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