Ok, so I found this plane at an estate sale a few months ago. I decided to finally give it a make over when I started trying to ID the type. Using the flow charts I find online I would assume it is a type 4. However, there are some strange things that don’t match like the frog screws being round head screws, and the frog seat on the sole is kind of strange. Also, the lever cap has an interesting design on near the bottom. The only marks on the sole that I can make out is No 7 in front of the knob. The blade has the “Stanley New Britain Conn USA” upside down triangle mark. Anyways, hopefully someone can help me out before I make a mistake restoring a plane that shouldn’t be restored. I guess it could be some sort of Frankenstein plane.
Short front knob with bead at base
small brass adjusting screw (no visible markings)
Solid Brass pieces for knob and tote screws, recessed lever cap.
front of lever cap with wavy design at bottom
twisted lateral adjustment lever
Frog with round head screws
frog seat and round head screws