Item P7 - Stanley No. 5 Jack Plane. Type 18 (1946-47)

Following the shortages of WWII, Stanley recovered over a period of 2 or 3 years. The last stage of that recovery was to once again equip its planes with rosewood handles. That was not to occur until early in 1948. In the meantime, during 1946 and 1947 the plane handles were made of “hardwood” (usually beech), and instead of being finished with lacquer, they were painted with black enamel. Because this interval was short, this distinctive type is fairly scarce to find these days. This jack plane is a good example. It has the black handles, but the nickel, brass, frog adjusting screw, etc are all present, Just to prove its age, this plane has one of the dated blades, that shows it was manufactured in the fourth quarter of 1947—within the type period. The paint on the knob needs refinishing, but the rest of the plane is in good shape. Good+

 

 Price -  $45.00

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