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STANLEY: READ THIS BEFORE YOU USE STANLEY PLANES. c1950. Printed in Australia. Instructions for sharpening and maintaining Stanley Plane Blades..Includes the wrapper from a blade, complete with further instructions.

Contributed by Peter Robinson of the Oldtools eMail list.
 

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STANLEY: WEATHERSTRIP TOOLS. c1950. Printed in the United States but distributed in Australia. Details on how to make prepare window sash for weatherstripping using a variety of Stanley tools.

Contributed by Peter Robinson of the Oldtools eMail list.
 

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Booklet
STANLEY: HINTS ON USING A STANLEY PLANE. c1940.
I guess that the British didn't warrant as fancy a pamphlet as the one produced for Australia? Proof that this is not a reproduction is the rusty outline of a Stanley block plane.

Contributed by Peter Robinson of the Oldtools eMail list.
 

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Booklet
STANLEY: HINTS ON USING A STANLEY PLANE. c1950.
An Australian version of the Stanley Hints pamphlet. Perhaps planes work differently in the southern hemisphere?

Contributed by Peter Robinson of the Oldtools eMail list.

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Booklet
Stanley Tools In Cabinets, Boxes and Sets. The Stanley Rule & Level Co. c 1921.
Read it and weep. They don't sell sets like these anymore.

Courtesy David Clapp.

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Booklet
Stanley 45 - Seven Planes In One - Stanley Rule & Level Co. New Britain, Conn. 1913.
The Plane we all love... or hate. But hey... it sure does look good sitting on the shelf, don't it? Here's the booklet that was enclosed with the #45, explaining all the working details. Which may also explain why so many people gave up on making it work properly.

Courtesy of David Clapp.

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Packaging: Insert
THE RUSSELL JENNINGS MFG. CO., Chester, Connecticut. c1945.
Interesting insert from a Russell Jennings Auger Bit package concerning manufacturing limitations ordered by the WPB (War Products Board).

Contributed by Paul Schobernd of the Oldtools eMail List.

Leonard Bailey V. Stanley Rule & Level

Following a question about Leonard Bailey, I've done some preliminary searching and turned up more about Leonard Bailey than I thought that I knew. Or is it that I turned up more about Leonard Bailey that I did't know about him? In this section I'll be adding information about Leonard Bailey, the inventor, the businessman and whatever else I can glean from wherever. If you have some information to add, please email me and I'll include it. Pictures of his patented tools, equipment or whatever are relevant. MORE...

The Gage Tool Company

Makers of the famous Gage patent plane, which, as with some many patents, was bought up by the Stanley Rule & Level Company. MORE...

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Stanley Dowel Maker Booklet. The famous Stanley Dowel Machine. High in the gizmosity ratings, the Stanley Dowel Maker is one of those rarely seen tools that we all love and have always wondered.... just how well does that thing really work?

Courtesy Jeremy Kriewaldt

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Parts List
Repair Parts for Stanley Tools: Catalog No. 35P; January 1963-List Prices.
I thought this might be of interest to a few people. Just possibly. Listing every hand tool offered by Stanley in 1963 (Type 20 planes for those who watch this sorta of stuff), this parts list is a font of information. Each tool type features a blow-up of thevarious parts. Always wanted to know what the insides of a Stanley/Yankee Push Drill looks like? Here's your chance.

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