Type 9. Planes made by Stanley 1902-1907.
  • All of the features of the previous, except:
  • "B" casting marks eliminated.
  • No patent date is found on the lateral lever.
  • "BAILEY" now cast into to toe, as homage to the inventor of Stanley's cash cow. The number designation is now cast just behind the knob.
  • Frog receiver undergoes a major redesign. A smaller bearing surface is now cast into the bed, toward the tote. Two circular bosses, to receive the screws are located just ahead of this bearing surface, toward the mouth. A rib runs from the mouth to bearing surface, over which the frog rests. This is to align the frog laterally, to keep it square to the sides of the plane, and, thus, make the iron parallel to the mouth. The frog has a slot at its bottom (the portion nearest the mouth) to fit over the rib cast in the bed.
  • The Patent dates "Mar.-25-02" "Aug.-19-02" are cast into the bed, immediately behind the frog.
  • The original type study doesn't mention this - It's about this time that the brass nuts used to secure the knob and tote to the rods undergo a change. They now have a waist to them whereas the earlier ones are cylindrical over their length.

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