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Object Name Plane, Smoothing
Catalog Number 1993.8.404
Maker Stanley Rule & Level Company
Date ca. 1875
Material(s) Beechwood/Cast iron/Steel
Dimensions H-5.25 W-2.5 D-10 inches
Description This smoothing plane has a wooden sole with a cast iron top. The top is black enameled. The plane is a boat shaped casting which holds the adjustable iron. A hand screw behind the frog adjusts the angle of the iron. There is a handle screwed to rear of casting and a knob at the front. The rear handle is broken.
Notes Bailey's adjustable wood plane was introduced in 1867, based on Leonard Bailey's patents and manufactured for the Stanley Rule and Level Company. These planes competed well with all iron planes "due to their sweeter movement over wood."
Collection George Underhill Collection
People Stanley Rule & Level Company
Subjects Woodworking
Wood work
Wood working
Search Terms Wood work
wood carving
wood turning
Wood work
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS