There are a number of key markers that help us to date a Record plane.
This section talks you through some easy ways to identify the date.
f you have read the brief history of Woden Tools or any of the sections on patterns of Woden planes, you will have noted the switch of production from Wednesbury to Sheffield after the Record takeover of Woden Tools Ltd., in 1961.
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How To Date Record Planes Find out when a particular Record plane may have been made.
When dating planes, especially bench planes, it is usual to concentrate on the main parts - bodies, frogs and lever caps.
Other smaller parts, including cutters, are user replaceable and could distort the dating process if not original to the tool.