Vintage Stanley Bailey No. 5 Plane Pat. Mar. 23, 1902-Aug. 10, 1902 - Excellent
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*Old Stanley Bailey No. 5 Plane Patented Date March 23, 1902 - August 10, 1902*The item up for sale is a smooth plane measuring 14" in length. Pictures show the exact item that is up for sale. Please See Seller Notes Under Conditions for Additional Details. Leonard Bailey (1825-05-08 in Hollis, New Hampshire – 1905-02-05 in New York City ) was a toolmaker /inventor from Massachusetts , USA , who in the mid-to-late nineteenth century patented several features of woodworking equipment. Most prominent of those patents were the planes manufactured by the Stanley Rule & Level Co. (now Stanley Works ) of New Britain, Connecticut .[ 1] Commonly known as Stanley/Bailey planes, these planes were prized by woodworkers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and remain popular by today's wood craftsman. A type study of his patented planes and the rest of the Stanley line may be found at Patrick Leach's "Blood and Gore". [2 ] Bailey's design ideas are still utilized by Stanley and other plane manufacturers to this day.