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Type 7      1893-1899

**Low front knob
**Plane Size Cast in Toe in front of knob
**Plane Size Numbers spaced further apart
**”Bailey” Not Cast in bed
**Small depth adjuster nut (1”)
** “S” cast in frog, lever cap and/or bed
   **Most have right handed depth adjuster nut
   **Keyhole shaped hole in lever cap
**No logo on the lever cap
**3 patents and “STANLEY” on Lat adjuster
“2-8-67” “10-21-84” “7-24-88”

     The first corrugated sole came out in 1898

  **Note: An “S” cast in the bed indicate a type 7.  

 
The letter “S” cast into the frog, lever cap, and/or bed is likely the mark of the Sessions Foundry, who contracted with Stanley to produce their castings.

 

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**NOTE**

I restored a type 7(?) #7. It fits the descriptions of a type 7 with everything except it has right handed threads. Right handed threads went out with the type 5, which is a different frog style. I’m a bit intrigued. Anybody ever seen right handed threads on a later plane.