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tenjin

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Hi,

I have a no 7 that I'm trying to date.

It has Rosewood handles, square iron and chip breaker tops, brass adjuster nut, no bars, no raised area front or back on the body, Y lever appears to be a single piece.

This suggests 1937-39, but could it be in the period 1945-60s?

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Stanley Tools UK bought JA Chapman in Sheffield and started making planes in 1937.
Type 1. 1937-39 Rosewood w/brass nuts
Type 2. 1939-45 Beech w/hard rubber nuts.
Type 3. 1945-72 Steel adjusting nuts.
(NB: adjusting nuts went from brass to steel to brass and back in this period. Blade tops changed to rounded at some time C1960s Y-levers went from cast to two-piece stamped and back to cast again at this time)


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Darren.

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It could be. What do you think it might be?
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tenjin

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Hi,

I’m fairly happy it’s 1937-39 but the dating info is so sparse I can’t be sure.

I believe Stanley started putting the raised bars on the heel and toe after WWII, so that would suggest 1937-39 as mine doesn't have the bars?

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Darren.
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That study is just a draft. I wish I could find more info too.
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