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Bailey Plane Dating Help

Hello Guys,

I got this plane off of eBay. It was advertised as a 1950, but I can't find anything that suggests this. The box doesn't have any more markings on it other than the side that is shown. And there are no dates, only the model number, 3182, on the right side.

It is a Dunlap, so is it even worth figuring out the date? I do plan on selling it.

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I'm not familiar with the Dunlap brand. In your post above you ask for help dating a Bailey plane. You know this is no Bailey. In the '50's many of the chain stores carried their own brand names. This included Sears, Montgomery Wards, Western Auto, etc. One of the chains may have sold the Dunlap brand. I don't know.
The plane pictured looks brand new and unused.

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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I read this on one of our sister websites:

Dunlap was a second quality line under Craftsman sold by Sears. They aren't as well finished tools, and were cheaper in their manufacture.

I don't think it would bring as much as a Stanley, which you could probably get for around $15 or so. JMHO
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