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Phil Pascoe

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:) I've just read something about sweetheart planes and irons, so I thought I'd better have a look at mine - I'd never paid much attention before. I picked out the ones that weren't record or marples, and cleaned them off a little - all nice rosewood handles - and started with corrugated no.4, no mark on the plane - iron made in england. Next a 5 1/2, no mark on the plane, iron record. Then a no.6, corrugated - no mark on the plane iron marked stanley u.s.a. ..........and SW inside a heart! Last a no.8 -plane marked made in u.s.a. and iron marked stanley u.s.a. ..........and SW inside a heart!
Anyway, enough boasting. Just two questions - can someone tell me the approximate age of the irons? and off track a little, are marples planes well rated? I understand they were more expensive than record or stanley.
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Sweetheart was used by Stanley between 1919 and 1932, but there were several variations of planes within that period. This site has examples of the various types which will give a more accurate date. Scroll down to type 12 for the first of the SW planes

https://home.comcast.net/~stanleyplanes ... typing.htm

The Stanley planes of this age are generally regarded as among the best made; I've two no4s and an earlier Rule & Level no8 which I turn to more than my Lie Neilsens.

A good find.

El.
 
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