The Type 3 Planes (1874)
There are very minor differences between the type 3 planes
and the type 2 planes. The one feature of note is that the cutter
clamp chip deflector locking screw now has just 2 knurlings, the
top is flat, the center screw has a round head. The trademark
is now on two lines, many type 2 planes have been observed with
this feature (another gray area when dating a tool). The lower
horn of the tote is less pronounced.
#42 Type 3 (1874)
This superb example is in mint condition, with the original
lacquer still on the skate (note discoloration). The flat top
of the cutter clamp screw is evident in the photo.
#43 Type 3 (1874)
Here you will notice the new style fence introduced with type
2 planes. Construction is all cast iron with japanned body and
fence. There are no holes in the skate for attaching a filletster
bed. The arms of the fence are now short.
Image coming soon !