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#1 posted 02-13-2018 02:46 PM

All of that makes sense. I’m trying to assign a date to the plane’s manufacture. I guess based on the number of patent dates on the casting, I can safely assume that the plane body was manufactured in 1925-1928, and the presence of the earlier parts (cap iron, lever cap) is likely incidental? I realize it’s a # 5 1/2, while Smith’s type study was for #4s. Mostly I’m wondering if anyone more familiar with plane dating knows if the patent date is as reliable a characteristic for dating #5 1/2s as it is for #4s


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