Label Wording: Genuine Record Made In England Label Appearance: Blue background with gold border and gold letters.When This Appeared: This was the second trade label to appear on Record tools, appearing on tools from the mid-to-late 1950's to the early 1960's. Stanley in 1843, originally a bolt and door hardware manufacturing company located in New Britain, Connecticut.The Stanley Rule and Level Company was founded in 1857 by Henry Stanley in New Britain, Connecticut.
There are a number of key markers that help us to date a Record plane.
Plastic handles were fitted to bench planes from the very last year or possibly two of the 20th century.
The only Record bench planes being produced at this time were: Record 04, 05 and 07 planes.
This section talks you through some easy ways to identify the date.
This page is dedicated to discussing general ways of aging a group of planes.