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#1 posted 02-13-2018 05:59 PM



Is it possible this is a type 13 plane that Stanley made with some leftover parts from the type 12s lying around in the shop, or perhaps a type 12 with an early example of casting that typified type 13s.? Or is it more likely to be a type 13 that a previous owner for some odd reason replaced with type 12 parts?
- HandHewn

From every description of type studies I’ve read, your first option is the most likely because in your case it’s the casting that is the most recent. So they finished the casting and grabbed from the available parts in the bins. The third option is certainly possible, as Don said if someone broke a part and got replacements. Usually that would result in newer replacements but it’s possible someone got ahold of older replacement parts for one reason or another.


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