Stanley Type 1Type 2Type 3Type 4Type 5Type 6 Type 7Type 8Type 9Type 10 Type 11 Type 12 Type 13 Type 14 Type 15 Type 16 Type 17 Type 18 Type 19 Type 20 Bases Cutters


 

**Green Highlight represents a feature only found in that type. So if it has this feature, its distinguishes the type.

**Yellow Highlight represents a SET of features only found in that type. So if it has this combination of features, it distinguishes the type. For Instance, if you have two patent dates behind the frog and a frog adjuster screw, its a type 10

**Gray Highlight represents a change from the previous type. If the line is already highlighted yellow then “First Appearance” will be appended to the line.

This Study is based on the number 4 lines. Other sizes will have varied attributes.

Click on any type heading for more details and pictures of the features.

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Type 1      1867-1869

**No Lateral Adjuster

**Low front knob (beaded)

**Bead at base of knob

**Plane Size Not Cast in bed

**Plane Size Under frog and Lever Cap

**”Bailey” Not Cast in bed

**Solid Brass adjuster nut

**Right handed depth adjuster nut

**Depth adjuster nut stamped “BAILEY, WOODS & CO.”…

**No casting marks on bed. No plane sizes, etc.

**Circular hole in cutter at the top of the slot.

**Keyhole shaped hole in lever cap

**No logo on the lever cap

**Banjo type spring on Lever cap

**Note: A solid adjuster with “BAILEY, WOODS & CO.” stamped on it and a banjo type spring on the lever cap represents a type 1, either of these could have been replace, so start there but verify the rest. 

 

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Type 2      1869-1872

**No Lateral Adjuster

**Low front knob

**Bead at base of knob

**Plane Size Not Cast in bed

**Plane Size Under frog and Lever Cap

**”Bailey” Not Cast in bed

**Solid Brass adjuster nut

**Right handed depth adjuster nut

**Depth adjuster nut stamped “BAILEY’S PATENT”…

**No casting marks on bed. No plane sizes, etc.

**Circular hole in cutter at the top of the slot.

**Keyhole shaped hole in lever cap

**No logo on the lever cap

**Spring under lever cap is rectangular

**Note: A solid adjuster with “BAILEY’S PATENT” stamped on it and a rectangular type spring on the lever cap represents a type 2, either of these could have been replace, so start there but verify the rest.

 

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Type 3      1872-1873

**No Lateral Adjuster

**Low front knob

**Bead at base of knob

**Plane Size Not Cast in bed

**”Bailey” Not Cast in bed

**Small depth adjuster nut (1”) Now recessed

**No casting marks on bed. No plane sizes, etc.

**Right handed depth adjuster nut

**Depth adjuster nut stamped “BAILEY’S PATENT”…

**Circular hole in cutter at the top of the slot.

**Keyhole shaped hole in lever cap

**No logo on the lever cap

**Different style frog See the pictures

 

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Type 4      1874-1884

**No Lateral Adjuster

**Low front knob

**Bead at base of knob

**Plane Size Not Cast in bed

**”Bailey” Not Cast in bed

**Foundry numbers – “73”,”71″ cast in bed

**Small depth adjuster nut (1”) recessed

**Depth adjuster nut stamped “BAILEY’S PATENT”…2 patents Aug 31 1853, Aug 6 1867

**Right handed depth adjuster nut

**Circular hole in cutter at the top of the slot.

**Keyhole shaped hole in lever cap

**No logo on the lever cap

**Flat headed frog screws

**Back to one piece frog

 

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Type 5      1885-1888

**Low front knob

**Bead at base of knob

**Plane Size Cast in Toe in front of knob

**”Bailey” Not Cast in bed

**Small depth adjuster nut (1”)

**Right handed depth adjuster nut

**Depth adjuster nut stamped “BAILEY’S PATENT”…

**Circular hole in cutter at the top of the slot.

**Keyhole shaped hole in lever cap

**No logo on the lever cap

**First Lateral Adjuster. Stamped in “L” shaped Only Appearance

**Two Patents on Back of Lateral on some planes Only Appearance

** “2-8-76, “10-21-84” Only Appearance

**Note: The “L” shaped lateral indicates a type 5, but frogs can be changed so verify the rest.

 

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Type 6      1888-1892

**Low front knob (No longer beaded)

**Plane Size Cast in Toe in front of knob

**”Bailey” Not Cast in bed

**Small depth adjuster nut (1”)

**Left handed depth adjuster nut

**Depth adjuster nut stamped “BAILEY’S PATENT”…

**Keyhole shaped hole in lever cap

**No logo on the lever cap

**Circular hole in cutter now at the bottom of the slot.

**Frog receiver now has two shallow grooves parallel to sides

**3 patents and “STANLEY” now on Lat adjuster

“2-8-67” “10-21-84” “7-24-88”

**Note: 3 patents on the Lateral Adjuster AND the absence of the “S” casting would indicate a type 6. 

 

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Type 7      1893-1899

**Low front knob

**Plane Size Cast in Toe in front of knob

**Plane Size Numbers spaced further apart

**”Bailey” Not Cast in bed

**Small depth adjuster nut (1”)

** “S” cast in frog, lever cap and/or bed

**Most have right handed depth adjuster nut

**Keyhole shaped hole in lever cap

**No logo on the lever cap

**3 patents and “STANLEY” on Lat adjuster

“2-8-67” “10-21-84” “7-24-88”

The first corrugated sole came out in 1898 

**Note: An “S” cast in the bed indicate a type 7.

 

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Type 8 1900-1902

**Low front knob

**Plane Size Cast in Toe in front of knob

**”Bailey” Not Cast bed

**Small depth adjuster nut (1”)

** “B” cast in frog, lever cap and/or bed

**Left handed depth adjuster nut

**Keyhole shaped hole in lever cap

**No logo on the lever cap

**Note: A “B” cast in the bed indicate a type 8.

 

 

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Type 9      1902-1907

**Low front knob

**Plane Size Cast in Toe behind knob

**”Bailey” Cast in Toe in front of the knob

**Small depth adjuster nut (1”)

**Left handed depth adjuster nut

**Two patent dates behind frog

— “MAR-25-02”

— “AUG-19-02”

**Keyhole shaped hole in lever cap

**No logo on the lever cap

**Center rib in frog receiver added

**Just “STANLEY” On Lateral Adjuster

 

**Note: Two patents behind the frog and NO frog adjustment screw would indicate a type 9.  

 

 

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Type 10      1907-1909

**Low front knob

**Plane Size Cast in Toe behind knob

**”Bailey” Cast in Toe in front of knob

**Small depth adjuster nut (1”)

**Left handed depth adjuster nut

**Two patent dates behind frog

— “MAR-25-02”

— “AUG-19-02”

**Keyhole shaped hole in lever cap

**No logo on the lever cap

**Center rib in frog receiver enlarged and arched

**Frog adjustment screw.

**Just “STANLEY” On Lateral Adjuster

 

**Note: 2 patents behind the frog and a small depth adjuster would indicate a type 10. 

 

 

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Type 11      1910-1918

**Low front knob

**Plane Size Cast in Toe behind knob

**”Bailey” Cast in Toe in front of knob

**Small depth adjuster nut (1”)

**Left handed depth adjuster nut

**Three patent dates behind frog

— “MAR-25-02”

— “AUG-19-02”

— “APR-19-10″”

**Keyhole shaped hole in lever cap

**No logo on the lever cap

**Frog adjustment screw

**Just “STANLEY” On Lateral Adjuster

 

**Note: 3 patents behind the frog and a small depth adjuster with a low knob would indicate a type 11. 

 

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Type 12      1919-1924

**High front knob

**Plane Size Cast in Toe behind knob

**”Bailey” Cast in Toe in front of knob

**Large depth adjuster nut (1 1/4”) First Appearance

**Left handed depth adjuster nut

**Three patent dates behind frog

— “MAR-25-02”

— “AUG-19-02”

— “APR-19-10″”

**Keyhole shaped hole in lever cap

**No logo on the lever cap

**Frog adjustment screw

**Just “STANLEY” On Lateral Adjuster

**Slightly longer rib on the back of the frog First Appearance

 

**Note: 3 patents behind the frog and a large depth adjuster with a high knob would indicate a type 12.

 

 

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Type 13      1925-1928

**High front knob

**Plane Size Cast in Toe behind knob

**”Bailey” Cast in Toe in front of knob

**Left handed depth adjuster nut

**One patent date behind frog      (One patent date is found on type 13 & 14)

— “US PAT” & “APR-19-10”

**Keyhole shaped hole in lever cap

**Stanley logo on the lever cap

**Frog adjustment screw

**Just “STANLEY” On Lateral Adjuster

 

**Note: A high knob and one patent date AND without the   raised ring for the knob, is probably a type 13. Check the rest in case the knob was replaced.  

 

**Note some type 13’s frogs were painted orange

 

 

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Type 14      1929-1930

**High front knob

** Raised ring cast in bed at toe for knob

**Bailey” Cast in Toe behind knob

**”Made In USA” Cast in Toe in front of knob First & Only Appearance

**Large depth adjuster nut (1 1/4”)

**One patent date behind frog      (One patent date is found on type 13 & 14)

— “APR-19-10”

**Left handed depth adjuster nut

**Keyhole shaped hole in lever cap

**Stanley logo on the lever cap

**Frog adjustment screw

**Just “STANLEY” On Lateral Adjuster

**Note some type 14’s frogs were painted orange

 

**Note: 1 patent date behind frog. MADE IN U.S.A. cast at toe, raised ring for knob, is probably a type 14.

Note: I beleive on larger sizes the MADE IN U.S.A is replaced with “Bailey”

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Type 15 1931-1932

**High front knob

** Raised ring cast in bed at toe

**Plane Size Cast in Toe in front of the knob First Appearance

**”Bailey” Cast in Toe behind the knob First Appearance

**Large depth adjuster nut (1 1/4”)

**”Made in USA” cast behind the frog First Appearance

**Left handed depth adjuster nut

**Keyhole shaped hole in lever cap

**Stanley logo on the lever cap

**Frog adjustment screw

**Just “STANLEY” On Lateral Adjuster

 

**Note some type 15’s frogs were painted orange

**Note “Made In USA” may be further back (behind tote) on longer sizes

 

**Note: MADE IN U.S.A. behind frog, BAILEY cast behind knob, without the Raised, broad, flat rib cast at toe and heel is probably a type 15.

 

 

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Type 16      1933-1941

**High front knob

** Raised ring cast in bed at toe

**Plane Size Cast in Toe in front of the knob

**”Bailey” Cast in Toe behind the knob

**”Made In USA” Cast behind frog

**Large depth adjuster nut (1 1/4”)

**Left handed depth adjuster nut

**Kidney shaped hole in lever cap

**Stanley logo on the lever cap

**Smaller sizes have rib at heel, #5 and larger will have a rib at toe and heel

**Frog adjustment screw

**Just “STANLEY” On Lateral Adjuster

**New Ogee shaped frog

 

**Note “Made In USA” may be further back (behind tote) on longer sizes

**A Raised, broad, flat rib cast at toe and heel, with the New Ogee shaped frog, a frog adjustment screw, and brass fixtures, is probably a type 16.

 

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Type 17 1942-1945

** Heavier, thicker castings

**High front knob

** Raised ring cast in bed at toe

**Rubber or Steel cutter adjustment knob

**Plane Size Cast in Toe in front of the knob

**”Bailey” Cast in Toe behind the knob

**”Made In USA” Cast behind frog

**Left handed depth adjuster nut

** Hardwood knob and tote instead of Rosewood

**Large depth adjuster nut (1 1/4”)

**Kidney shaped hole in lever cap

**Stanley logo on the lever cap

**Smaller sizes have rib at heel, #5 and larger will have a rib at toe and heel

**Frog adjustment screw (some were made without this feature in this type)

**Just “STANLEY” On Lateral Adjuster

**Ogee shaped frog

 

**Note “Made In USA” may be further back (behind tote) on longer sizes

**Check all listed, but telling signs of a type 17 is a steel or rubber depth adjuster and no frog adjuster screw (although some have the frog adjuster screw)

 

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Type 18      1946-1947

**High front knob

** Raised ring cast in bed at toe

**Plane Size Cast in Toe in front of the knob

**”Bailey” Cast in Toe behind the knob

**”Made In USA” Cast behind frog

**Left handed depth adjuster nut

** Hardwood knob and tote instead of Rosewood (Usually painted black) and slightly different design

**Large depth adjuster nut (1 1/4”)

**Type 18 and early type 19 had diagonal knurling on the cutter adjustment knob.

**Kidney shaped hole in lever cap

**Stanley logo on the lever cap

**Smaller sizes have rib at heel, #5 and larger will have a rib at toe and heel

**Frog adjustment screw

**Ogee shaped frog

Just “STANLEY” On Lateral Adjuster

 

**Note “Made In USA” may be further back (behind tote) on longer sizes

 

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Type 19      1948-1961

**High front knob

** Raised ring cast in bed at toe

**Plane Size Cast in Toe in front of the knob

**”Bailey” Cast in Toe behind the knob

**”Made In USA” Cast behind frog

** May be Rosewood and may be hardwood painted black

**Large depth adjuster nut (1 1/4”)

**Left handed depth adjuster nut

**Kidney shaped hole in lever cap

**Stanley logo on the lever cap

**Smaller sizes have rib at heel, #5 and larger will have a rib at toe and heel

**Y shaped frog base

**Frog adjustment screw

**Ogee shaped frog

**”STANLEY” written vertically On Lateral Adjuster

 

**Note “Made In USA” may be further back (behind tote) on longer sizes

**Check all listed, but telling signs of a type 19 is Y shaped frog receiver.

 

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Type 20 1962-1967

**High front knob

** Raised ring cast in bed at toe

**Plane Size Cast in Toe in front of the knob

**”Bailey” Cast in Toe behind the knob

**”Made In USA” Cast behind frog

** Hardwood knob and tote instead of Rosewood painted black

**Large depth adjuster nut (1 1/4”)

**Left handed depth adjuster nut

**Kidney shaped hole in lever cap

**Stanley logo on the lever cap

**Smaller sizes have rib at heel, #5 and larger will have a rib at toe and heel

**Frog adjustment screw

**Ogee shaped frog

**One piece folded Lateral Adjuster

**Knob & Tote stained and new style

** The castings are now painted Blue. 

**Note “Made In USA” may be further back (behind tote) on longer sizes

**Check all listed, but telling signs of a type 20 is Blue colored japanning.

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