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#1 posted 02-05-2017 06:00 PM

Thanks Gents!

I ordered the Type 3 frog on Ebay figuring I’d rather have it and have to sell it than wait forever for another to surface. The plane is due Monday or Tuesday so all I have to go on right now are the pictures from the auction. There isn’t a rear-view of the adjuster nut. I’m sorta going on the overall arch of the frog in the shot I included. Except for the width, it’s a dead-ringer for the T2 in both or your comparisons. The horseshoe indentation is shallow and smooth. The angled supports to either side of the lateral adjustment area have parallel sides and appear to end unbroken at the original line of the arch.

That said, the frog I just ordered (shown below) has elements of several models. It has a folded lateral but it also has a center support between the two screws. My guess is that Sargent was constantly fiddling with the design and marketed new generations based on the base. It’s just a guess.

More news when I get it, sh

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