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. Arguably one of the best looking bench planes with their ornate metal handles & knobs, they are comfortable to hold & use.
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. Please check the photos as they are part of the description. All of our items are genuine vintage - that means they have been used, and have the normal wear and tear associated with a genuine vintage item.
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The item "Antique LEONARD VICTOR BAILEY #10 PLANE Vintage Old Handplane Hand Tool #208" is in sale since Friday, September 29, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectables\Tools, Hardware, Locks\Planes". The seller is "vintage-tools-melbourne" and is located in Vintage Tool Shop, High st, Northcote. This item can be shipped to Australia, all countries in Europe, United States, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand.