PRODUCTION PERIODS FOR PLANES
The list of Record planes below are from the book Planecraft Third Impression (revised and enlarged) 1950. Planes marked * were temporarily out of production and not available at time of publication Below this list is the production periods for all Record planes.
Dates are accurate to within approximately one year. Record very often had new products in the shops before they appeared in their catalogues.
Production Periods For Planes
The range of planes produced was greatest between 1938 and 1940. This period, represented by the company's No. 15 catalogue, shows 58 different plane numbers and 18 spoke-shaves. However the intervention of WW 2 caused many of the patterns to be listed as "Temporarily out of Production" as evidenced by the May 1st 1943 price list. Hand drills, braces, plumb bobs, jacks and selected vices had already been withdrawn from production as early as April 1941 because wartime restrictions began to bite. No doubt the company hoped to continue production of the full product line after hostilities had ceased but circumstances and times had changed.
Some of the planes were still listed in various editions of the No. 16 Pocket Catalogue throughout the 1950's up to the No. 16 1962 edition. However no spare parts were listed for them in the "parts" section of the catalogue from 1953 onwards. Nor did they appear on separate price lists after the revised January 1948 price list was published. This suggests that they were not returned to production. The subsequent catalogue No. 17 of 1963 displayed a much reduced range of planes but one which probably still met the requirements of the 1960's woodworker.
The list which follows identifies the planes that were withdrawn and those that were re-introduced post WW2.
Planes Out Of Production From Around 1943
The following patterns were listed as "Temporarily out of Production" in the 1943 price list but still appeared in catalogues until 1952. They did not appear in subsequent price lists and spares for them were not listed which suggests that they were not put back into production. This has been confirmed by a Sheffield tool dealer of the period.
Bullnose Rebates: 077, 1366.
Scrub Plane: 400½.
Block Planes: 0100, 0100½, 0101.
Spoke shaves: 052, 052R, 053, 055, 063, 064, 0152, 0152R.
Planes Out Of Production From Around 1943
The following patterns were listed as "Temporarily out of Production" in the 1943 price list but still appeared in catalogues until 1962. They did not appear in subsequent price lists and spares for them were not listed which suggests that they were not put back into production.
Shoulder Rebates: 072, 074.
Skew Rebate Planes: 712, 713, 714.
Plough Plane: 040.
Block Planes: 015, 016, 017, 019, 0230.
Circular Plane: 0113.
The following patterns were listed as "Out of Production" in 1943 but still appeared in catalogues. They did not appear in price lists until the dates shown below. Their inclusions in catalogue No. 17 of 1963 and its related price lists confirms their re-introduction to the product line.
Corrugated sole to Bench Planes- Price on application from 1949 onwards
Technical Jack Plane: T5- from 1952 onwrds
Shoulder Rebate: 041 - from 1953 onwards
Side Rebates: 2506 and 2506S - from 1953 onwards
Router Plane: 722 - from 1953 onwards
Hollow and round extra bases - from 1953 onwards
Block Plane: 018 - from 1959 onwards
All other pattern numbers not listed above enjoyed continuous production through to the late 1960's.
New Planes Introduced - Late additions to the range were:
Chamfershave: A65 - 1954.
Fibeboard Planes: 730, 735 - 1955
Rebate Plane: 778 - 1959
Plough Plane: 044C - 1971
Plough Plane: 050C - 1972
Plough Plane: 045C - 1982
Block Plane: 060½ - 1982
Bench Plane: CS88 - 1988
Bench Plane: SP4 - 1992
Bench Plane: SP5 - 1995
All the photos below are from my collection but four are from Mr Leslie Harrison's collection.
Technical Jack Plane T5
A prototype of this model exists with no number cast into the body but with no side handle provided or tapping to receive a handle in the body casting. Also there is a model with No. 05¼ cast into the body with tapping to receive a side handle. This model number never appeared in a catalogue and it was redesignated number T5 for its March 1939 introduction to the market. Originally equipped with a 2¼" cutter iron prior to its WW2 suspension but altered to a 2" iron on its post war re-introduction in 1952. The plane did not appear in catalogues until 1952 but early publicity leaflets aimed it at schools and technical colleges. A locknut for the brass cutter adjusting wheel was offered as an option to prevent unnecessary adjustment by pupils in school workshops. The T5 Jack plane survived until the 1970's.
Bench Rebate Planes No. 010 and 010½
Similar changes to bench planes and in addition, hardened steel spurs were offered as an optional extra in the 1949 catalogue for cross grain work but there is no evidence in the price lists to suggest that this option went into long term production. However, examples are known to exist with the spurs on them. For either of these planes to be obtained with the optional spurs they had to be specified as 010S or 010½S when ordering. The plane was always equipped with an adjustable frog. Both were first listed in catalogue No. 11 with the 010½ last listed 1967 and the 010 last listed catalogue HTC/98/1999.
Fibreboard Plane No. 730
No. 730 was introduced to allow slitting and bevelling of soft insulating board by the use of thin razor blade type cutters which were provided in small packs of 6. Two cutters positions were provided. A vertical position for slitting and 45° angled position for bevelling. An attachable fence was provided for bevelling work. It remained in production for about 15 years.
Fiberboard Plane No. 735
The No. 735 was similar in use to the No. 730 but in addition could also bevel hardboard using the thicker cutter provided with the attachable fence. A front knob was also fitted for extra stability when working the denser hardboard. A separate grooving attachment was also included to allow vee grooving of the softboard for decorative purposes using the razor blade cutters. The plane survived in production into the early 1980's.
Smoothing Plane No. CS88
The CS88 smoothing plane had the shortest production period of any other Record plane. After introduction in the 1988 catalogue it was last listed in the October 1990 catalogue. Developed by production engineer Martin Calvert and plane production Manager Mel Stevens and often referred to as "The Calvert-Stevens". The plane embodied several innovations that had been used by hand plane manufacturers from previous years and was meant to fill the gap left by Norris Planes. The heavy body casting was fitted with an accurately machined frog seating which limited lateral movement of the frog as it was adjusted to open or close the plane mouth. Forward and backward movement of the frog was achieved with a large knurled brass adjustment screw. Cutter adjustment was by a Norris type mechanism that controlled the cutter depth of cut and lateral movement together. The laminated steel cutter, which was made in Japen, was fitted with a stay-set iron and the whole secured on the frog with a gunmetal lever cap and a large knurled brass lever cap screw. A rosewood handle and knob were fitted. Each CS88 plane was individually marked with a production number on the body casting underneath the rear of the handle. The body and frog were enamelled green and the plane was furnished in a baize lined wooden box.
Rebate Plane No. 778, 078
The Record No. 778 was produced by C & J Hampton from 1958 and was a copy of The Woden No.W78. In 1961 C&J Hampton acquired The "Woden Tools Brand name from The Steel Nut & Josepth Hampton Ltd. C & J Hampton continued to use The Woden trademark for about 10 years.
"The Steel Nut & Joseph Hampton Ltd". Woden Tools Limited were based at Wednesbury in Staffordshire and alongside their other products, manufactured a small range of woodworking planes which they acquired from W.S.Tools,about 1952/3. W.S.Tools were a company based in Birmingham. The W.S. Tools Duplex Rebate Plane number was A78. The W78 and the A78 were fitted with a front knob that could be re-moved when in use for bull-nose work it was also fitted with a hardened steel spur for cross-grain work. The Record No. 778 was manufactured in addition to the No. 078 Duplex rebate plane of similar design but the No. 778 had the improvement of a screw adjustable cutter, a hardened steel spur and a double arm bridged fence. The No. 778 did not come with a front knob. The No. 078 was manufactured from 1932 to 1972. The No. 778 was still in production in 2007.
In the photo right is a Woden No. A78 and W S Tools No. W78.
Bullnose Rebate No. 075, 076, 077, 077A
Early examples of these planes had a small triangular panel recess on each side of the plane which had a chequered pattern cast in it. However this feature does not appear in any catalogue photographs which always show the plane with flat machined sides. Later models appear as depicted in the catalogues. Early 076, 077 and 077A lever caps had "RECORD BRITISH" cast into the top and highlighted in orange paint on blue enamel. Some examples blue enamel only. Later models just had "RECORD" cast into the top of the lever cap. In 1990 the lever cap of the 076 and 077A had been redesigned with a more modern profile and no name cast into the lever cap.
The 077A re-numbered to 077 mid 1980's with no name cast into lever cap.
The 075 was first seen in catalogue No. 11 of September 1932 and was last listed 1967. No changes were made to the 075. In photo from left to right - back row 075, middle row 077, with detachable Nose and 077. Front - 077A, and 076.
Shoulder Rebate No. 041, 042, 072, 073, 074, 1366
Record planes of Edward Preston design. The 072 (1368B), 074 (1368D) introduced in price list August 1933 were listed as "Temporarily out of production" in 1943 and did not re-appear.
The 041 (1368), 042 (1368A) introduced in price list January 1934 and listed as "Temporarily out of production" 1943 Re-introduced 1951 last listed 1963
The 073 (1368C) introduced in price list August 1933 and enjoyed continuous production through to 1994.
The 1366 (1366) bullnose rebate introduced in the catalogue No. 14 November 1935 and listed as "Temporarily out of production" 1943 and did not re-appear.
The 072, 073, 074 listed "Nickel plated" in catalogue No. 12 but in catalogue No. 14 listed as "rustless plated". The 041, 042, and 1366 were listed as "rustless plated" in catalogue No. 14 but there are some examples nickel plated.
In (brackets) are the Edward Preston pattern numbers.
Early Patterns of No. 041, 042, 072, 073, 074, had "BRITISH MAKE" marked on the front right hand side from introduction to about 1938. The later pattern had "MADE IN ENGLAND".
Record Side Rebate No. 2506 and 2506S
Another Edward Preston design introduced to the range which retained the Preston pattern number 2506 and 2506S (catalogue No. 14) November 1935 and listed as " Temporarily out of Production" 1943 but re-introduced 1953. The Catalogue No. 14 listed the 2506 and the 2506S as "Rustles Plated" a dull grey metal coating. There are some examples that are nickel plated like the one on the right of the photo. The only changes to the re-introduced 2506 and the 2506S 1953 is that of the shape of the rosewood knob, The 2506 and the 2506S retained its rosewood knob until it was discontinued mid 1970's. Very late model's were of hardwood (more likely beech) also the wing screw to hold down the cutters and in the 2506S the wing screw for the depth stop changed to a knurled type screw.
The 2506 is in all respects similar to the 2506S but is supplied without a depth stop, no tapping to receive the screw and groves to guide the depth stop.
Record THREE - IN - ONE No. 311
Also an Edward Preston patten and retained its original Preston patten number No. 311. Early models had a similar triangular shaped design to the 076, 077, and 077A. In addition, when the shoulder nose section was attached the appearance of the plane, it was of a low and graceful shape whereas later models, of 1950's onwards, had a heavier casting with the plane looking distinctly taller with the shoulder section attached. Early lever caps had the words "RECORD BRITISH" cast in the top and highlighed in blue paint. Later models just had "RECORD" cast into the top of the lever cap.
WW2 production had "WAR FINISH" marked on the side of the body casting. The lever cap was also modified in later years as the 076 and 077A. The No. 311 like the No. 076, 077, 077A, 041, 042, 072, 073, 074, 050, and 050A were furnished in a clear wooden box with a sliding lid which was labelled on one end. The No. 311 was first listed in catalogue No. 14 and listed as been "Rustless Plated". The onset of WW2 caused government restrictions on nickel plating for non-essential purposes. War finish were a ground and lacquered finish. Later models were never plated. The No. 311 was last listed 1982 but re-introduced 1987 for a short time.
Record Plough Plane No. 040
No. 040 introducted in catalogue No. 14 November 1935 and listed as out of production 1943 but in catalogues until 1962. The 040 was introduced to take the place of the No 043 single arm at a lower price. The No 040 was provided with 3 tungeten steel cutters ¼", 3/16", and 1/8" also fitted with an adjustable depth gauge and fence.
Record Plough Plane No. 043
The No. 043 plough plane was originally a plane with a single arm fence when it first appeared in early 1935. It was soon modified to a double arm bridged fence and a wider flared palm rest. It may have been modified to permit the introduction of the No. 040 plough in November 1935 at a lower price. The flat depth stop and fence arm thumb screws were changed to a round screw with a knurled edge around the late 1950's. Metric cutters were stated as an optional extra in widths of 4, 6, 9 and 12mm from 1935. It seems strange that the plough, designed for the light duty use of cutting up to ¼" wide grooves should have the option of metric cutters up to 12mm wide offered. At that time no other manufacturer produced a plough of this design, so this could be Record's own design. It was listed as being "Rustless plated".
The No. 043 was first listed in a small undated publicity catalogue issued between the January 1934 price list and the November 1935, No. 14 Catalogue. Last listed mid 1970's.
Photo show's first model single arm (bottom photo) and the second model with two fence arms.
Record Plough Plane No. 044
Only two planes designed by C & J Hampton received a registered design number. One being the No. 044 (see skew plane). The No. 044 first appeared in catalogue No. 14 but did not become registered until 30th March 1936. Copyright protection was also extended on this plane for the full 15 years, expiry 30th March 1951. The No. 044 had the mark "REGD. DESIGN No 811133" appearing on the rear left hand side of the skate for 15 years. The plane was provided with a pair of long and short fence arms. Metric cutters 4, 6, 9, and 12mm optional extra from 1949. The depth stop screw and fence arm screws were also changed to match the No. 043's around the late 1950's. Cutters for the plane did not fit and other Record plough plane. It was last listed 1970. From 1965 the cutters came in a plastic wallet
Record Plough Plane No. 050 and 050A
On introduction the 050 (catalogue No. 11 Septenber 1932) lacked the cutter adjusting wheel which was added in November 1933. A bridged fence was provided about 1935. From its introduction in catalogue No. 12 November 1933 the 050A was produced alongside the No. 050 as an option until about 1943 when the No. 050 was removed from production and the No 050A became the standard. Metric cutters were offered as optional extras in widths of 4, 6, 9 and 12mm from 1935.
The Fence arms had threaded ends with a hole at the end to help screw into the body casting up to about the mid 1950's. Thereafter plain fence arms were used and secured with a screw in the body casting. Cutters for this did not fit any other model number of Record plough plane. Up to about the late 1940's the 050 and the 050A were furnished in a clear varnished wooden box with a sliding lid and a label on one end up to the mid 1940's then a dark blue leatherette paper covered cardboard box with a hinged lid. From the mid 1950's a straw coloured cardbox with a lid was used to end of manufacturing.
The plough plane No. 050A was last listed 1970.
Cutter irons supplied in a plastic wallet from 1965
Record No. 405 Multiplane
The No. 405 introduced in catalogue No. 12 November 1933 Always shown in catalogues in a clear varnished wooden box pre-war with a hinged lid and the cutters housed at one end in a built-in rack.
Post-war, a tall and narrow box with the cutters contained in a separate removable holding rack. A few examples of the No. 405 may be found in a large blue leatherette paper covered cardboard box with a hinged lid. These may be WW2 production, when restriction applied to the use of timber.
The 405 retained rosewood handle and knob until 1962 when Record began to use selected hardwood (beech).
The No. 405 came with 23 cutters, 11 plough and dado, 1 filletster, 7 beading, 2 match, 1 sash and 1 slitting. The 1/8" beading and the slitting cutter were fitted in the plane.
26 additional cutters could be purchest for the No. 405, 1 sash tool, 7 fluting, 3 ovolo tool, 2 beading tool, 10 reeding tool, 2 beads. The 405, when introduced was listed as fully "Nickel Plated" but in catalogue No. 14 1935 listed as "Rustless Plated".
The No. 405 was last listed in 1982.
All Plough Planes cutter irons supplied in a Plastic wallet from 1965
Record Multi-Plane No. 405 Special Bases and Nosing Tool
Specil bases were available for the No. 405 in catalogue
No. 12. They were sold as sets, hollow and round with cutters. Width of cutter 1/2" No. 6, 5/8" No. 8, 3/4" No. 10 and 1" No.12.
A noseing tool was also available with a 1 11/16" cutter.
Extra Bases were last listed Mid 1970's
Record Plough Plane No. 044C No. 050C and No. 045C
The plough plane No. 045C was introduced October 1982. It was of similar design to the No. 044C and No. 050C which both preceded it. It was sold as a basic plough plane with only one cutter of 4mm width provided. If purchasers needed other widths of cutters these could be obtained up to ½" wide either individually or as a walleted set of 9. To allow the plane to undertake the work of a combination plough plane a conversion kit was offered. The No. K050C permitted a further 8 cutters to be used. These extra cutters consisted of 2 plough, 5 beading, and 1 tonguing cutter. These cutters could also be obtained individually or as a set in a plastic wallet. This arrangement allowed purchasers to build up a set of cutters which were best suited to their needs. The plane survived until 1995.
The 044C was introduced in 1970 as "an intirely new design that supersedes the No. 044 plough plane". Ten cutters were provided in a plastic wallet of which 7 were imperial sizes and 4 were metric. A new design of depth stop incorporated a nylon expander for positive locking. A handle made from cellulose acetate was screwed to the rear of the plane body casting. The plane survived in production into the early 1980's.
The No. 050C Combination plane was also introduced in 1970 as "completely new and supersedes the No. 050 and No. 050A Combination plough Plane". Eighteen cutters were provided as standard; 12 Plough cutters of which 4 were metric, 5 beading cutters and 1 tonguing cutters. A new design of spur was attached to the front end of the plane body and the sliding section for cross-grain work as on the planing of housings. The depth stop and handle were the same as on the No. 044C. The Plane survived until until the early 1980's.
In the photo right is the Record No. 045C, No. 044C, No. 050C and the No. K050C Conversion Kit for the No. 045C.
Chamfershave No. A65
The A65 a late addition to the spoke-shave range and with a very short production life of around 10 years. It was provided with two angled adjustable fences on the sole that allowed various widths of chamfers to be worked uniformally. The A65 was introduced 1954.
Spoke-shaves which had their numbers prefixed by "A" were made of malleable iron and painted red . The pattern numbers for these spoke-shaves were A151, A151R, A51, A51R, A63, A64, and A65.
Spoke-shaves painted blue were, 0151, 0151R, 0152, 0152R, 051, 052, 053, 055, 063, 064.
Production Periods for Spoke-Shaves:
051, 051R, 053, 055, 063, 064, 0151, 0151R in catalogue No. 11.
A151 A151R A51, A51R, in catalogue No. 12, 1933.
0152, 0152R, 052, 052R in catalogue No. 14.
A63, A64 in catalogue No. 15, 1938.
Spoke-Shaves last listed:
052, 052R, 053, 055, 063, 064, 0152, 0152R last listed 1943.
A51, A51R, 051, 051R, 0151, 0151R last listed 1967.
A63, A64 last listed 1972 t0 1980.
No. A151, A151R in production 2007. They are painted blue.
Record Cabinet Scraper No. 080,
Record Box Scraper No. 070
The No. 080 cabinet scraper was introducd in catalogue No. 11 September 1932. From 1933 a fine and coarse toothing cutter was offered as an option. The No. 080 was last listed mid 1970's.
The Record Box Scraper No. 070 introduced catalogue No. 11.
The No. 070 survived throughout its production of nearly 40 years with a clear finished ash handle. The No. 070 was last listed 1972.
Record Scrub Plane No. 400½
The No. 400½ was introduced in catalogue No. 14 November 1935.
The No. 400½ was listed as "Temporarily out of Production" due to war time restrictions in the 1943 price list but still appeared in catalogues until 1952. However the No. 400½ did not appear on subsequent price lists. This suggest that the No. 400½ was not put back into production after WW2.
It only had a short production life of about 7 years. The No. 400½ throughout its production had a clear finished beech handle and knob.
Record Skew Rabbet Planes No. 712, No. 713, No. 714
The Skew Rabbet plane was one of two registered designs of C & J Hampton the other been the the plough plane No. 044.
The skew plane No. 712, 713 and 714 were 1¼" 1½" and 1¾" wide respectively.
The design was first registered on the 12th November 1935 and first marketed in a catalogue in the November 1935 No. 14. Registered designs had a duration of 5 years after copyright and could be extended for a 5 year period up to a maximum of 15 years.
The copyright protection expired on this design on the 12th of November 1950. During the copyright period these skew planes had the mark (REGD.DESIGN No. 807853) appearing on the lower right hand side of the body casting near the sole.
The Skew Rabbet plane was listed as withdrawn in 1943 but examples exist without the design number marked on them.
Record Circular Planes No. 0113, 020, 020c
The No. 0113 was introduced in catalogue No. 11 September 1932 and listed as "Temporarily out of Production" in the 1943 price list but still appeared in catalogues until 1962. It was more likely out of production in about 1940.
The No. 020 was also introduced in catalogue No. 11 and enjoyed continuous production until about 1981 when the 020c was introduced. The cutter on the No. 020 was changed to the curved top from about 1956 to 1959 as with all bench planes (see cutter and cap iron).
The No. 020c was still in production in 2001 and I am not sure when it was discontinued.
Record Block Planes
Block planes No. 0110, 0120 and 0220 were introduced in catalogue No. 10 January 1931.
Block planes No. 0102, 0130, and 0230 introduced catalogue No. 11.
Block planes No. 09½, 015, 016, 017, 018, and 019 publicity catalogue January 1934.
Block plane No. 0101 in catalogue No. 14.
Block plane No. 0230 marked in catalogues as 6" long but actually was 7" long. The 0230 was listed as "Temporarily out of Production" from around 1943 but still appearing in Catalogue until 1962. However it did not re-appear.
The block plane 0101 listed as out of production around 1943 but in catalogue until 1952 and did not go back into production.
Block planes No. 015, 016, 017, 019 listed as "Temporarily out of Production" in 1943 but still in catalogues until 1962 but did not go back into production.
The No. 018 listed as out of production in 1943 and was re-introduced from 1959 and last listed 1967.
No. 0110, 0120, 0220 introduced in catalogue No. 10, 0110 and 0220, last listed 1994. No. 0120 last listed 1982.
No. 0102 and 0130 introduced in catalogue No. 11 and last listed late 1970's to 1982.
Block Plane No. 060½
The No. 060½ was Record's first conventional block plane to have a very low cutter angle of 12½º instead of the normal 20º pitch. This low cutter angle required an in-line direct acting cutter adjustment wheel. At 6" in lenght it is equipped with an adjustable mouth but no lateral adjustment is provided. The width is 1 5/8". On its introductionin 1982 the lever cap was fitted with a cam lever to secure the cutter but in 1995 it was replaced with a large brass screw.
The names "RECORD" and "MARPLES" appear on the body casting either side of the front knob.
Record Router Planes No. 071, 071½ and 722
The only addition to the No. 071 and 071½ was the adjustable sole fence that allowed the router to cut grooves parallel to the edge of the work. The fence first appears in catalogue No. 12 November 1933. Earlier models were not provided with fence grooves on the sole or threaded screw attachment holes for the fence. Introduction of the No. 071 and 071½ was catalogue No. 11 September 1932. The router No. 722 is another Edward Preston design introduced to the Record range in catalogue No. 14. It was listed as out of production in 1943 and re-introduced from 1953. Last listed 1972.
Record Model Makers Plane No. 0100½ and 0100.
The No. 0100½ and 0100 were introduced in catalogue No. 15 after the catalogues initial printing. A loose sheet numbered 42A was inserted showing the modelmakers block planes. The No. 0100½ is non-adjustable. The base is convex, both on the width and length. 7/8" radius on the width. 12" radius on the length and 3½" long with a 1" cutter.
The 0100 is flat sole 3½"long with a 1" cutter. They were listed as "Temporarily as out of Production" in 1943 but still in catalogues until 1952. However they did not re-appear after 1943.
Record Adjustable Iron Planes
No's 02, 03, 04, 04½, 05, 05½, 06, 07, and 08
The No's 03, 04, 04½, 05, 05½, 06. 07, 08, were introduced in catalogue No. 10 1931 as an entirely new British product. The No. 05½ when introduced had a 2¼" cutter and was changed to 2 3/8" wide around 1937 to 1938 to match the cutter width with the No. 04½ , 06, and 07 bench planes.
The No. 02 was introduced in the price list August 1933 and listed as "Temporarily as out of Production" in the 1943 price list and still in catalogues until 1952 and did not re-appear. The No. 02 more likely was out of production in 1940.
The No. 08 jointer plane was last listed 1982.
The No. 06 jointer plane was last listed 1994.
The No. 03 smooth plane last listed 1997.
The No. 04½ and 05½ last listed 1996.
This leaves the No. 04, 05, and 07 in production 2007.
Go to dating for forther details on all bench planes.
In the photos on Record adjustable iron planes are top is a demonstration pattern No. 04.
Middle photo, a set, from left No. 08SS, 07SS, 06SS, 05½SS, 05SS, 04½SS, 04SS, 03 and 02SS.
The No. 04, manufactured under the Record-Ridgway Tools brand, is 3/8" (10mm) longer than the earlier pattern under the Record Tools brand. It was 9 3/8" in total length. The Record-Ridgway No. 04 was 9 3/4" in length from 1972/3. The extra 3/8" gave it more room for your hand around the handle.
Bottom photo No. 08, 02 and on its side a No. 02C-SS
Quick Reference List for Production Dates.
Corrugated sole introduced 1932 and from 1949 price on application. Discontinued on the No. 04½, No. 05½, the No. 08 in 1971 and discontinued as an option on the remaining bench planes 1993.
The Stay-Set Cap Iron Pattern from 1932 to 1964
No. 02, 1933 to 1940 but in catalogue until 1943.
No. 03, 1931 to 1997.
No. 04, 1931 to 2007 and could be still in production by Irwin-Record.
No. 04½, 1931 to 1996.
N0. 05, 1931 to 2007 and could be still be in production by Irwin-Record.
No. 05½, 1931 to 1939 with a 2¼" Cutter Iron.
No. 05½, 1939 to 1996 with a 23/8" Cutter Iron.
No. 06, 1931 to 1994.
No. 07, 1931. In production 2007.
No. 08. 1931 to 1982.
Technical Jack Plane No. T5, 1939 to 1940/1 with a 2¼"cutter iron.
Technical Jack Plane re-introduction 1952 to 1972 with a 2"cutter iron.
Carriage Makers No. 010½, 1938 to 1967.
Carriage Makers No. 010, 1938 to 1998/9.
Scrub Plane No. 400½, 1935 to 1939/40.
Bench Plane No. CS88, 1988 to 1990.
No. 09½, 1934. Still in production 2007.
No. 015, 1934 to 1940/2.
No. 016, 1934 to 1940/2.
No. 017, 1934 to 1940/2.
No. 018, 1934 to 1967.
No. 019, 1934 to 1940/2.
No. 0110, 1934 to 1994.
No. 0120, 1931 to 1982.
No. 0220, 1931 to 1994.
No. 0230, 1931 to 1940/2.
No. 0130, 1932 to 1982.
No. 0101, 1935 to 1940/2.
No. 0102, 1932 to 1972/5.
No. 060½, 1988. Still in production 2007.
Model Makers No. 0100, 1938 to 1940/2.
Model Makers No. 0100½, 1938 to 1940/2.
Flat and Round Face No. 051, 1932 to 1967.
Flat and Round Face No. 052, 1935 to 1940/2.
No. 053, 1932 to 1940/2.
No. 055, 1932 to 1940/2.
No. 063, 1932 to 1940/2.
No. 064, 1932 to 1940/2.
Flat and Round Face No. 0151, 1932 to 1967.
Flat and Round Face No. 0152, 1935 to 1940/2.
Flat and Round Face No. A51, 1933 to 1967.
Flat and Round Face No. A151, 1933. Still in production 2007.
No. A63, 1936 to 1980.
No. A64, 1936 to 1980.
No. A65, 1954 to 1965/6.
No. 040, 1935 to 1943.
No.043, with single arm fence for a short time in early 1935
No. 043, 1934 to mid 1970's.
No. 044, 1934 to 1970.
No. 050, 1933 to 1970.
No. 405, 1933 to 1982.
No. 044c, 1970 to 1982.
No. 050C, 1970 to mid 1980.
No. 045C, 1982 to 1995.
All Plough Plane Cutter Irons supplied in a plastic wallet from 1965
Shoulder Rabbet Planes
No. 041, 1933 to 1940/1. Re-introduced 1951 to 1963
No. 042, 1933 to 1940/1. Re-introduced 1951 to 1963
No. 072, 1933 to 1940/1.
No. 073,1933 to 1994.
No. 074, 1933 to 1940/1.
No. 1366, 1933 to 1940/1.
Side Rabbet No. 2506, 1935 to 1940/1. Re-introduced in 1953 to mid 1970's.
Three-in-One, 1935 to 1982, re-introduced 1987 for a short time.
No.078, 1932 to 1972
No.778, 1959. Still in production 2007
No. 075, 1932 to 1967.
No. 076, 1933 to 1980.
No. 077, 1933 to 1994.
No. 077 A, 1933 to 1994.
No. 0113, 1932 to 1940/1.
No. 020, 1933 to 1956/7.
No. 020C, 1957/8 to 2001.
No. 071½, 1932 to 1940/1.
Skew Rabbet Planes
No.712, 1935 to 1940/2.
No.073, 1935 to 1940/2.
No.714, 1935 to 1940/2.
Record planes listed as 'Out of Production' in 1943 were more likely out of production in 1940 to 1941 due to wartime restrictions and were never re-introduced after hostilities had ceased, even though some planes were catalogued until 1953 to 1963.