Antique tools - plane T1285 EB#208:
Up for sale is fantastic & scarce Genuine VICTOR BAILEY #10 COMPASS PLANE.
Leonard Bailey was the inventor of the "Stanley" plane as we know it. In 1869 the Stanley Rule & Level Co bought 7 of Leonard Bailey's patent designs, their relationship continued up until 1875, they ended up in court over a patent dispute (Stanley eventually won the case), in 1878 Leonard went to work with a Mr Selden Bailey (no relation) & produced the Defiance & Victor Bailey lines of planes, Stanley bought both of them out in the 1880s & closed production of both by 1888 to focus on their own lines.
Weight - 1.2kg
This plane is in authentic vintage condition, wear and tear consistent with age and use, the two sole rivets at the toe have been reworked a long time ago, the front sole adjuster bolt is a replacement, the keeper tab on the inside of the lever cap may be a replacement but it's hard to tell, some japanning loss, an authentic & rare survivor from design genius Leonard Bailey.
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