Ultra Rare Vintage Stanley Bailey 4 1/2 H Hand Plane Heavy Smoothing Antique
For sale is an incredibly rare Stanley Bailey No 4 1/2 H hand plane. The H stands for heavy as this plane has an extra thick casting. The thought is that the extra weight aids in smoothing by keeping the blade chatter free. This was a popular concept in England where infill planes were popular. In fact, this heavy plane was only offered by Stanley to the UK market, which is why they seldom turn up in the US. I believe that this plane is a Type 9 made between 1902 and 1907 making it over 100 years old.
This plane is in remarkable condition for its age. The rosewood tote and knob are crack free and the japanning is about 80% in tact and all original.
The casting itself is in very good shape with no cracks, chips, or breaks. Of course there are signs of use and a wonderful patina indicative of a century of care. This plane would certainly be the centerpiece of a collection. If you dared use it, it could also be the ultimate smoothing plane.Impress your friends with a plane scarcer than a Stanley No 1 and more useful. If you have any questions or would like additional photos, please let me know. The item "Ultra Rare Vintage Stanley Bailey 4 1/2 H Hand Plane Heavy Smoothing Antique" is in sale since Wednesday, June 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Planes". The seller is "brdurbin11" and is located in Mount Vernon, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Stanley
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States