Originally Posted by timetestedtools
In the same vein we often call the bench planes made by Stanley "Bailey planes".
That's it in a nut shell!
Stanley bought the rights to Bailey's Patents.
When they started to produce their range of "Bailey Patent Planes",
what they were really doing was making a legal copy of either part or all of Bailey's work.
And I've got no quarrel with that, but it's still a copy.
Bailey planes were made by Bailey himself and his company.
Both are part of the history of the man and his planes.
But only one is the real deal.
I see Jacob Siegley very much the same way, there is no doubt that the planes made
by Stanley are part of Siegley's history.
But it's also true that the majority of the planes sold by Stanley under the name Siegley,
were types that he himself never produced.
To this point there is very little really known but Jacob Siegley and his work.
But hopefully over time that will start to change.