On Saturday I picked up a couple of planes at a yard sale. One was a
Stanley/Bailey #7, but the other has me a bit puzzled. I went to the
Stanley web site and found out about the #7 (when it was made) but found
out nothing for certain of the other. I Googled it to death, but still
couldn't nail down info that matched it. I thought with the knowledge
base here someone could give me better info.
What I picked up was a Bailey transitional plane. The front knob is
attached with a wood screw (rather than a brass fitting). Here's the
part that has me puzzled. The plane measures 15" by 2 5/8". The
Stanley site (and several others, too) showed info on a 15" transitional
jack, but the ones I found measured 2 3/8". I found several jointer
planes that measured 2 5/8" wide, but they were all considerably longer
than the 15". Does anyone know something about this plane, or should I
assume it was once a jointer that somebody shortened some time back?