Thanks. I used that same chart and the made in the USA threw me a little. I thought it was the type 17? But I don't care what it would cost as a collectors plane. I just thought it would be cool to know the history of it.
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Your pictures make it kinda hard to tell but based on what I can see this plane was made between 1931 and 1932. I used the hand plane flow chart to date it: http://hyperkitten.com/tools/stanley_bench_plane/start_flowchart.php
I have a very very similar (possibly identical) number 4 hand plane. They are not really worth much in the way of money to a collector being very numerous. But its an absolutely fantastic user. I love mine and its probably my go to plane for most flattening operations as its easier to use then a number 5 being smaller but otherwise does a similar activity.
Not that anyone but me was concerned, but I got a call from them this afternoon. They wanted to deliver it tomorrow, but I'm off on Monday and can be home to deal with it. The mobile base and circuit breaker were delivered.
I gotta say, I made this order at like 11 pm on Tuesday, part of it was delivered Thursday and they were ready to deliver the saw on Friday. That's Amazon prime speed.