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Subject:
Re: LN #4 1/2 in bronze
Response To:
Re: LN #4 1/2 in bronze ()

Derek Cohen (in Perth, Australia)
David, as I recall, the Anniversary #4 1/2 was $600.

There was an Anniversary #5 Junior (or something very similar) at one time. In white bronze. There is also a white bronze #102 available at this time.

When I purchased the #4 1/2, it was at a time when we looked at the Stanley #4 1/2 as a highly desired smoother. As Patrick Leach hypothesized, it was Stanley's competitor to the English infill planes. I do have a Type 11 #4 1/2, used with a PM-V11 blade, and it is really a wonderful plane. At the time the LN bronze version came out, it was seen to be the ultimate Bailey.

Regards from Perth

Derek

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