Lateral adjustment lever with patent dates 10-21-84 &7-24-88. The planes were identical to the original Stanleys, except for the markings on the beds, (W.., K..), Keen Kutter and Winchester trademarks on the blades and frogs with twisted lateral levers.
"S" casting mark on bed (raised dot on some specimens). Frogs with "B" casting marks. During the 1920's, Stanley manufactured Type 4 Bed Rock Planes, for Keen Kutter and Winchester.
Stanley made Handyman: That lateral adjuster on a Stanley made Handyman series plane.
The condition of this type 16 jack plane is about as nice as one could ask for. It has a sweetheart cutter,, the external frog adjustment, a beautiful Rosewood handle and knob, and all in all is a very nice example that will make for a great user. The bed is not marked, and only the cutter / chip breaker and inside the brass nut are marked. Stanley offered the 4 Square line of planes during the depression to appeal to the common man / homeowner for a bit less money. The wood is OK, and there is no rust or pitting just a nice even patina.
The listing does not include the No.605-1/4 (see note at Type 7), but does show the No.602-C as being available, which contradicts the assumed 1918 end of production for that model. Allow time for the page to download, as the image is large, in order to maintain some kind of readable quality.
I recently obtained an original copy of a 1923 Stanley promotional pamphlet which illustrates and describes the Bed Rock Planes in production at that time.
The format used for the type discussions and trademark designations generally follows other published studies. This is the Type Study part of a larger paper of 8 pages that also discusses the history, development and characteristics of this, the best plane ever made. See Beds marked with Bailey model numbers, No.2 to 8.
All sizes in production including those with corrugated bottoms.