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Early frogs of all sizes from 1954 to mid 1955, had a single mark 5/32 inches (4 mm) in height in the upper right hand frame. From 1955 to1957, this single mark increased in size to 7/32 inches (5.5 mm) for 2 inch frogs.
From about 1957 to the end of production, the letter “Q” was included in the upper left hand face frame in addition to the right hand number mark.
In this study, these planes are referred to as ‘changeover’ planes and such examples will date to c.1961/62.
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.
Re-capping, the original Woden (WW) period is from early 1954 until April 1961, at Wednesbury, and the Record Woden (RW) period is from April 1961 until the end of production, around mid 1965, at Sheffield.
Early W4 frogs had a single lower face frame, which changed to two frames from about mid 1955 onwards.
2 inch frogs on W5 planes and all 2-3/8 inch plane frogs to date have been found with two lower face frames.
When dating planes, especially bench planes, it is usual to concentrate on the main parts - bodies, frogs and lever caps.