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Leonard Bailey produced the Victor line of planes after he left Stanley and struck out on his own. He produced this line of planes for approx 18 years beginning in 1875. The history of that endeavor and his interactions with Stanley during this period are documented in Roger Smiths books.
Good + . . . . . $475.00
Leonard Bailey # 7 Victor Jointer Plane This early Bailey Victor # 7 size plane is in very nice original condition. Leonard Bailey's "Victor" line planes were produced from 1875 thru 1888 after Leonard Bailey had left Stanley's employ and before he went back to work for them. It was a great design and well recieved in the marketplace. Roger Smiths books on patented planes covers the history in great detail, and is worth the read.
This nice looking plane has not been fiddled with or over cleaned. There is no rust or pitting on the body and sole. The throat is good. No cracks, chips or other damage. The adjuster works properly. The cutter is proper and near full length. There is approx. 90% of the original black japanning. A very nice example that will be the highlight of any patented plane or antique tool collection.
Fine . . . . . $495.00
# 1 1/4 Tailed Victor Block Plane by Leonard Bailey & Co. The Victor #1 1/4 had a cast iron tail piece / handle. The Victor #1 & #2 had flat sides, adjustable throats and the cutter adjustment. The sides were flat & excelsior style. These block planes could be had in different finishes as the 1 3/4 or the 2 3/4. The bodies are drilled to accept a rear handle which would change it to a 1 1/4 w/ rear handle or 1 1/2 with handle and nickel trim. The same would apply to the 7" Victor planes where a #2 becomes a 2 1/4 or 2 1/2. with a tail piece Walters dates all of them as 1875 thru 1888, the period when Leonard Bailey had left Stanley and struck out on his own. If you find that confusing, it is, and you need a copy of Walters book, a type study, and some reprints of old catalogs to sort it all out.
The cutter has lots of life left and the adjuster performs as it should. Note how good the cutter logo is. The paint on the plane is 90% or better and original. There is no rust or pitting to speak of. The rear handle looks great but has been declared a recast by some experts. The collector did not think so when he bought it, and paid dearly for it.
Fine . . . . . $2750.00
Good + . . . . . $375.00
Good . . . . . $495.00
Leonard Bailey "Little Victor" # 51 Block Plane Super condition. 80% of the original japanning. No rust or pitting on sole. Nice long cutter.
Good + . . . . . $250.00
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