The nut has a right-hand thread

Dating stanley hand planes

Castings are lighter, like those of the pre-war years. The lever cap has a subtle change in its shape - it is not as rounded about the edges as the earlier style is. These planes typically have the rounded iron. The toe now has a raised, broad, flat rib cast into it. The lever cap is nickel plated, but the notched rectangle's background is painted in Stanley's trademark orange color.

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The lever cap is machined and finished as before, with the notched rectangle's background japanned. Lateral adjustment lever now is a two-piece construction, with a circular disk replacing the straight portion at the point where it engages the slot in the iron. The lever cap have a rather coarsely machined surface. The frog receiver, in the bottom casting, now is y-shaped. At least that's how Stanley decribed the change.

Earliest models of this type do not have Bailey's name, nor Boston, on the brass adjusting nut. This particular plane is missing the cap and iron and has a cracked in the metal base. There are price guides written expressly for wood planes. Or, it simply may have been that the dude who discovered the vivid color for Cheetos was ahead of his time, and wanted to start cashing in. The high knobs were very prone to this, prior to the introduction of the raised ring, due to the greater leverage capable of being placed on them than could be placed on the low knobs.

Why it was done is unknown. The screw holes are located in the grooves. Oddly, the bottom castings are much thicker and heavier than other models. Its iron is stamped with the first sweetheart trade- mark. For size and dates of manufacturing see supertool.

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