Start Dating a stanley plane

Dating a stanley plane

Stan Faullin helped by providing some of the pictures used in the Plane Dating Flowchart, and Steve Turner provided the Post Script version of the flowchart.

These features are avoided where possible, along with features that appear in only some planes of a given type (i.e. Where possible, the flowchart uses parts that were probably replaced less often, such as frogs, depth adjustment screws and lateral adjustment levers.

This approach doesn't guarantee that you'll date your plane correctly, as the flowchart can be thrown off by some hybrids.

Start by reading Patrick Leach's comments on Stanley plane dating. If you thirst for heaps of data on plane dating, visit the Plane Type Study or the Plane Feature Timeline. This page leads you down a hypertext flowchart to determine your plane type.

It includes links to Patrick Leach's original Plane Type Study and the Plane Feature Timeline.

The flowchart starts by asking questions about the cast iron bed of your plane.

I've chosen the bed as a starting point because it has many easily identifiable markings, and it probably wasn't replaced that often.

Many specimens have been seen, but there is always the potential for finding a new type or an anomaly.