**__________________________________**__________________________________** Stanley 28 type 9a (1891-1892) **__________________________________**__________________________________** Stanley 28 type 6 (1874-1884) **__________________________________**__________________________________** Stanley 29 Type 14 (1912-1920) **__________________________________**__________________________________** Stanley #30 Type 9 (1888-1890) **__________________________________**__________________________________** Stanley #30 type 9 (1888-1890) **__________________________________**__________________________________** Stanley #31 Type 14 (1912-1920) **__________________________________**__________________________________** Stanley #33 Type 14 (1912-1920) **__________________________________**__________________________________** Stanley 34 type 6 (1874-1884) At 30” long this is the longest plane Stanley produced. The cap is smooth on the front, and a solid back with the rectangular spring.

It’s not a very common plane, but its appeal was probably limited due to its size for the same reason that one doesn’t find 30″ long wooden jointers in great numbers. This particular plane is missing the cap and iron and has a cracked in the metal base.

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The Stanley Transitional planes, combining a wooden body with a cast iron frame, frog and standard adjustment mechanism, were made between 18.

The Sargent Transitionals were made from 1891 to 1941.

The rear handle also had a tendency to break if under heavy strain or if dropped.

Some users perfer the #113 over the #20 due to the fact that it would give or flex a little on the rear half of the sole and is more suitable for working radii that are not perfectly symmertrical.

Type 3 - (1892 to 1899) Has Schade's 4/19/1892 patent cutter. Type 4 - (1900 to 1906) furnished with modern type frog, lateral adjustment and Bailey style lever cap.

Sargent's 6/17/1879 patent date removed from dovetailed lug. So if you don’t mind following along, I’ll try to post a #transitionalplane a day until I’ve worked through the ones I own here ands on my instagram feed. Most of the Major manufactures of the time made Transitional Planes.They were meant for those who thought the wood on wood had a better feel than the metal on wood, but still wanted the adjustment mechanisms known on the metallic counterparts.Type 8a - (1936 to 1939) has decorative design on large sole adjustment screw. Type 9 - (1940 to 1942) has a plain adjustment screw. The Stanley Catalog Collection, 1855 to 1898, The Astragal Press, Mendham, New Jersey 3. Smith, Roger K., Reprint of Stanley Catalog No 120 orginally issued in 1923, "Carpenters' and Mechanics Tools", The Stanley Rule and & Level Plant, The Stanley Works, New Britain, Conn., U.