All sizes in production including those with corrugated bottoms.
Lateral adjustment lever with patent dates 10-21-84 &7-24-88. The planes were identical to the original Stanleys, except for the markings on the beds, (W.., K..), Keen Kutter and Winchester trademarks on the blades and frogs with twisted lateral levers.
In addition, most items are described with remarks in respect to percent of original finish (including re-paints); pitting; chips; breaks; repairs, owner's marks; missing, replaced and/or non-vintage parts, etc.
My perception of condition is conservative and hopefully you will be pleased with receiving an item that will be better than your expectations.
This approach doesn't guarantee that you'll date your plane correctly, as the flowchart can be thrown off by some hybrids.
The best approach is to use the flowchart to date your plane, and then visit the Plane Type Study and Plane Feature Timeline to verify the type. The lighting makes some of the bench plane castings look like they're made of bronze or something, but they're really all cast iron.
If you find errors or discrepancies, Patrick's Plane Type Study is the final authority.
Start by reading Patrick Leach's comments on Stanley plane dating. If you thirst for heaps of data on plane dating, visit the Plane Type Study or the Plane Feature Timeline. This page leads you down a hypertext flowchart to determine your plane type.
Planes, Scrapers & Spokeshaves, and other tools have threaded parts have proprietary & obsolete threads and are not available in hardware stores. To assist you in supplying the right parts for specific models and vintage tools, please provide me with pertinent physical details: markings on the tools -patent dates, trademarks, etc.
"S" casting mark on bed (raised dot on some specimens). Frogs with "B" casting marks. During the 1920's, Stanley manufactured Type 4 Bed Rock Planes, for Keen Kutter and Winchester.
The listing does not include the No.605-1/4 (see note at Type 7), but does show the No.602-C as being available, which contradicts the assumed 1918 end of production for that model. Allow time for the page to download, as the image is large, in order to maintain some kind of readable quality.
Some plane parts were frequently replaced by their owners, or are easily separated from the plane, such as irons, cap irons, knobs and totes, and lever caps.
These features are avoided where possible, along with features that appear in only some planes of a given type (i.e. Where possible, the flowchart uses parts that were probably replaced less often, such as frogs, depth adjustment screws and lateral adjustment levers.