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Mystery Bailey No.3


Don Wilwol
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An email I received

I'm trying to figure out this Bailey No.3 that I have. The two patent dates between the tote and frog means it has to be either a Type 9 or Type 10. However, both of those have "Bailey" in front of the knob and "No 3" behind it. This one is opposite of that. 

 

  • Corrugated bottom
  • Low front knob
  • Unmarked cap lever
  • No patent on lateral adjustment
  • Small depth adjuster
  • No frog adjustment screw
  • MAR-25-02 AUG-19-02 patents on the body
  • "No 3" in front and "BAILEY" behind the knob

 

What do you think?

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Don Wilwol
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My opinion is the base makes it a type 10, since it does not have a frog adjustment screw. Others may disagree. But first realize the type studies were based on a #4 plane, a #3 size will not be exactly the same.

I haven't studies Stanley planes well enough to give a good answer. It is possible this was typical of a type 10 #3, and it is possible this is a very late type 10 when they had already moved to some of what we today call a type 11.

https://www.plane-dealer.com/bailey-type-study see what Mark Nickel has to say

 


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