RARE RECORD PLANES
Welcome to some very rare Record hand planes and tools. The photos are from Mr leslie Harrison's collection (UK) and from The Lynch collection of Record tools.
The first six photos are from "The Hawley Collection Trust", Sheffield, UK.
I would like to express my gratitude to Mr Ken Hawley for his kind permission to use these photos from his collection. I would also like to thank Mr Leslie Harrison for taking the photos and for the information on these very rare prototype Record hand planes.
This Record No. 08 Jointer Plane is dated 1986 and was under consideration for production. It has a Calvert-Stevens laminated cutting iron (Made in Japan) and Stay-Set cap iron. The frog and body are of the standard type and enamelled green like the CS88. The rosewood handle, knob and lever cap is that of the CS88. Basically it's an up-market No.08 but not to the specifications of the Bench Plane CS88. This No.08 never went into production.
For more information on the CS88 go to Production Periods for Planes.
Record No. 08 plane with a close-up of the frog pattern #3.
Record No. 08 with Frog Pattern #3
This plane dates from the late 1970's to the early 1980's. It is unusual as it has a Frog Pattern #3, which is from the mid 1950's. From what I have been told Record had a large order for the U.S.A in the late 1970's. It is possible Record used up any spare frog pattern #3 they had on hand to get the order out on time. I think this is why I have only seen this type of No. 08 Plane with the frog pattern #3 in the U.S.A.
Prototype of the T5. This plane has no number cast into the body with a 2¼" iron. It only has Record cast into the nose of the plane and there is no tapping to receive a side handle. This plane was never catalogued.
Prototype T5's. Plane number 05¼ with tapping for a side handle.
On the right no number is cast into the body and no tapping for the side handle.
Front of the prototype numbered 05¼ with a 2¼" iron. The T5 was originally equipped with a 2¼" iron prior to it's WW2 suspension but altered to 2" iron on it's post war re-introduction in 1952.
For more information on the T5 go to Production Periods for Planes.
Record Block Plane No. 0101. It has a flat sole 3 ½" long with a 1" cutter (iron). The No. 0101 was produced from 1935 to 1943. The No. 0101 was listed as 'Temporarily out of Production' in 1943 and did not re-appear after that.
For more Information go to "Production Periods"
Record Model Makers Plane No. 0100 ½. The sole is convex in lenght and width. It has a 7/8" radius in width, 12"radius in lenght and 3 ½" long with a 1" cutter (iron). Produced from 1938 to 1943.
For more information go to "Production Periods for Planes"
Record Breast Drill No. 144. Introduced in Catalogue No. 12 1933, and last listed in Catalogue No. 15 1938. It was listed as 'Temporaitly out of Production' around 1943 due to wartime restrictions and did not re-appear after hostilities had ceased in 1945. Most Record hand drills, breast drills, and carpenters braces had a very short production life of about 3 to 5 years but for the Hand Drill No. 123 it was about 30 years.
Record Carpenters Brace No. 440. The carpenters braces were never in the main Record catalogue but in a small Brace catalogue in 1939/40 and price list of the same year, produced from 1939 to 1943. In 1943 there were only 3 braces listed in the price list but all carpenters braces were listed as 'Out of Production' in September 1944. There were 11 braces, all with different sweep. Record had two patent applications granted to their braces November 30th 1938 both relating to the ratchet mechanism of the brace.
The catalogue numbers for the Record Carpenters' Brace were as follow's
No. 420 at 6", 8", 10", 12" and 14" Sweep
No. 425 at 6", 8", 10", 12"and 14" Sweep
No. 427 at 6", 8", 10", 12" and 14" Sweep
No. 440 at 6", 8", 10", 12" and 14" Sweep
No. 441 at 6", 8", 10" and 12" Sweep
No. 442 at 8", 10" and 12" Sweep
No. 443 at 8", 10" and 12" Sweep
No. 445 at 6", 8", 10", 12" and 14" Sweep
No. 446 at 6", 8", 10" and 12" Sweep
No. 451 at 6", 8" and 10" Sweep
No. 452 at 6", 8" and 10" Sweep
Record Improved Hand Drill No. 125
First listed Catalogue No. 11, 1935 and last listed Catalogue No. 15, 1938. The handle was nickel-plated hollow steel with a bakelite knob. You can make the No. 125 into a pistol grip drill. Malleable iron frame with bakelite knobs. Other parts are nickel-plated. Capacity 0 to ¼" round shank drill.
Record Improved Hand Drill No. 124
The No. 124 was first listed in Catalogue No. 11 and last listed in Catalogue No. 15, 1938. The knob made from bakelite, the Handle is hollow hardwood and will take full-lenght jobbers twist drills. The frame is Malleable iron with other parts Nickel-plated. Capacity 0 to ¼" round shank. The No. 124 has the same features and specifications of the No. 125 but with the main handle of solid hard wood (beech).
The No. 125 hand drill in Catalogue No. 12, 1933, saw the pistol grip off-set at 180 degrees to the gear wheel with a shorter more robust body casting and the handle at ½" longer than the first type.
I would like to thank Rog from Ontario for the two photos above of the No. 125.
The Record Improved Hand Drill No. 125
The No. 125 was first listed in Catalogue No. 11, 1932, with a short type handle and the off-set pistol grip at 90 degrees to the gear wheel.
Record Bull-Nose Rabbet Plane No 1366
The No. 1366 was of Edward Preston design and had the same Catalogue number (No.1366). First listed in Catalogue No. 14, 1935 and listed as "Rustless Plated". Last listed in Catalogue No. 15, 1938 but listed as Nickel-plated. I have not seen a label with "Rustless Plated".
Record Adjustable Rabbet Plane No. 010½
First listed in Catalogue No. 11, 1935 and last listed 1967. The body is malleable iron and in Catalogue No. 11 it says "Is Practically Unbreakable". For dating the No. 101½ it is the same as Bench Planes. See Dating Hand Planes.
Record Smooth Plane No. 02C
The No. 02C was first listed in a price list 1933 and listed as "Temporarily out of Production" in the 1943 price list but did not re-appear. More likely out of production in 1940 but in Catalogue No. 16 1952. No spare parts were listed from 1943.
Record Circular Plane No. 0113
The No. 0113 was first listed in Catalogue No. 11 1932 and listed as" Temporarily out of Production" in a 1943 price list but did not re-appear. It was more likely out of production in 1940 but it was still in Catalogue No. 16, 1962. No spare parts were listed from 1943.
Record Router Plane No.071/2
First listed in Catalogue No.11 and last listed in Catalogue No.16, 1963 but marked as temporarily out of production 1950 and did not re-appear.
When introduced it had no fence until in Catalogue No. 12, 1933.
Record Sheet Metal Cutter No.500
First listed in Catalogue No.16, 1949 and last listed in Catalogue No. 16, 1963. The body made of malleable iron casting fitted with hardened steel bushes on which the cutters revolve. The cutter wheels are made of high-grade tool steel. Capacity is up to 16 gauge, length is 18".
Record Junior Vice and Cramp No.51c
The Junior first listed in Catalogue No. 10, 1931 and last listed Catalogue No.17, 1964. The Junior vice carried the patent numbers 300,392/27 and 300,494/27. The cramp will take work up to 32".
The vice jaws are 6" wide by a 4½" opening.
Record "IMP" Table Vice
The "IMP" table vice first listed in Catalogue No. 12, 1933. Last listed in 1982.
The Record Springrip G-Cramp No. 127
The Springrip G-Cramp was patented in 1966 by C & J. Hampton Limited, patent No. 1, 020, 264 and was first listed in Catalogue of 1966 and last listed 1988. They came in a 2", 3" and 4" sizes.
Record Junior Wooden Vice No. 51
The Junior Vice First listed in Catalogue No.10 1931 and last listed February 1982.
Record Plough Plane No.043
The N0.043 originally with a single arm fence when it first appeared in early 1935. It was soon modified to a double arm bridged fence to make way for the Record No. 040 plough plane in November 1935. For more see " Production periods for Planes".
The Record Adjustable Mitre Box No.568
The Record Mitre Boxes were previously manufactured by Edward Preston.There were six types of Mitre Box, No. 566, No. 567, No. 568, No. 396, No. 394 and No. 394S. They carried the same number as the Preston Mitre Box. The only listing I can find is in List P.9. 1933/4.
Record card display sign showing a Record Engineers No. 4 vice from the mid 1940's. Size 11" x 7".
Record Skew Rabbet Plane No.714
First listed in Catalogue No.14 and listed as 'withdrawn' 1943. Late examples may be found without a depth stop or provision to attach one. On these examples a small chequered panel design replaced the groove provided for the depth stop.
For more on the No.714see "Production Periods for Planes".
Record card display sign showing an engineers vice No. 4. Size 13"x 10", from the mid 1940's.