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Defects, such as pitting and other detractions, are always noted in the item descriptions. Closed throat (later No.71 types starting in 1892, Type 4, open throat models and marked No.71-1/2 closed throat models were continued starting in 1896. Blades and irons are mostly full-length and are either sharp, ready to use or capable of being sharpened by the purchaser.
I will just go over the period of interest in order to show how you use such a list to zero in on a definite type.
That meant re-using old images, not the current model, and were known to used up previous inventories of parts, wherever possible. The one we will be examining is the Bailey No 7 Jointer, I recently acquired.
That is part of my indoctrination of any "new" tool entering my temporary custody.
I previously went over a quick primer on Type studies but have yet to find my original pictures for my illustrated list.
No biggie I just happens to have a "few" examples to chose from in order to illustrate the features helping us dated them.