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which activated a “follower” which was in turn linked to the blade via grooves in the blade. Here is an example of a No.189415 patent mechanism on a Bailey Victor No.1½. The lever mechanism usually has some form of teeth which engage in the back of groves cut into the blade.
This form of depth adjustment mechanism generally relies on three forms of lever cap to lock down the blade once the optimal position is found: (i) a disc-type screw clamping mechanism; (ii) a cam-type clamping mechanism or (iii) a butterfly-style clamping mechanism.
Underneath the wheel there is a pinion (G), which turns with the thumbwheel and gears into another wheel (H), which has a cam-slot (J).
Within the cam slot there is a pin (K) attached to a mechanism (L) which moves longitudinally, and is engaged with a blade using a stud (M), which meshes with holes in the blade (N).
Even then, some overlap in date ranges must be allowed for.
Other smaller parts, including cutters, are user replaceable and could distort the dating process if not original to the tool.With a vast customer base all over the world, e Bay is a great place to find that elusive Record hand plane or spokeshave that you've always been looking for.I finally found this site yesterday, after years of search and wait, David Lynch, a Record Planes and Tools collector from Australia has built this complete web site fully dedicated to Record Handplanes and Tools, with invaluable information about the history of the company, production periods, catalogs and a simple method to date our Hand Planes. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work.Record Plane Price Guide Find out what each Record plane and spoke shave is worth with this quick price guide. A valuable resource which shows you what you should be paying for a Record hand plane.How To Date Record Planes Find out when a particular Record plane may have been made.