Stanley plane iron dating
The later version with a rough surface, painted frog and cheesy lateral lever are not worth crap as users.
Transitional Planes Questions and/or comments, start a topic on the forum I’ve been trying to force myself to catalog my plane collection.
Its iron is stamped with the first sweetheart trade- mark.
There were often variations used on block planes and other tools. I will try to photograph better examples as time goes by.
Continuing on our illustrated Type study list Part 1 The Collector's model years Type 1 to 7 can be found here TYPE 8 Stanley 1899-1902 All features of Type 7 except; "S" casting marks eliminated from castings Only one patent date left on the lateral lever 7-24-88 TYPE 9 Stanley 1902-1907 Major changes All features of Type 8 except; "B" casting marks eliminated from castings Patent date eliminated from lateral lever Bailey name now cast on toe.
The more the blade is out, the less you can advance the frog.
Also since the range is small, the position of the slot in the cap iron that engage the yoke, is critical for achieving proper operation.
Another tool pal of mine, from longuyland, has seen one before.