Vintage STANLEY BAILEY No. 5 Hand Jack Plane TYPE 19 Corrugated IN BOX.
Absolutely stunning condition. Japanning shows almost zero deterioration or damage. Iron has (what I believe to be) the original factory edge. Lever cap is very shiny and the red paint is undamaged. This plane has not been “restored” or refurbished, only dusted off. Handles only show very minor scuffs from handling. Box has split and taped seams as shown. Nice display piece or a great usable tool.
According to John Walter’s book on collectible Stanley tools, this is a type 19 and was made between 1948 and 1961. However, because the handles are made from rosewood with a heavy varnish, this was made before 1958. (Antique & Collectible Stanley Tools A Guide to Identity and Value, John Walter, page 684)