Why is one side of my Stanley No 4 main casting wall thinner than the other side?

Ever bought a plane that has one side thinner than the other? I have and always wondered why it was like that. Of course early produced cast iron planes were made one at a time and just cast that way, but usually both walls were thin. The most obvious and most likely other explanation is that over the past 100 years some owner ground down one side to eliminate a blemish or some ugly imperfection, somebody's initials or name or something else that didn't please them. We all know that happened and still does today. OR maybe it came from the factory that way. But that being the case why does the finish look like it was done at the factory? A lot of folks don't believe that Stanley would

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