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Blog entry by The3Beers posted 09-02-2011 08:19 PM 1093 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The marking on the blade says FULTON TOOL CO WARRANTED and is just over 2 1/2 inches wide. The plane its self is 26”x 3 1/4”. Would be great if some one could give me some info and direct me to get more info on it.

Thanks for Looking.

some additional picts



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Bertha

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#1 posted 09-02-2011 09:17 PM

You’ve got a great find there. That’s a big Fulton transitional plane. It looks complete from the picture, too. If you like, post a photo of the underside; this may be worth really restoring up to its potential. That bit brace should clean up nicely too. Search for “Andy Brace” to find Andy’s treatise of the bit brace. You’ve done well!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 09-02-2011 09:24 PM

fulton was a sears brand. the bench planes were made by Sargent tools but not sure about the transition planes(transition planes are planes with iron parts on the top and wood sole). looks as if your plane is a sargent made tool by the lateral lever http://www.brasscityrecords.com/toolworks/graphics/plane%20id.html

there should be a stamp on the brace on one of the arms out to the handle in the middle.

-- Got Wood?

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#3 posted 09-02-2011 09:31 PM

ok based on the better pictures it has a Union style lateral which could mean it was made by Union or Stanley. stanley purchased Union and used its lateral shape when it made planes for companies on contract. most likely its a stanley under the fulton name.

-- Got Wood?

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#4 posted 09-02-2011 09:33 PM

on the lateral adjuster there is a PAT FEB 3-o1

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#5 posted 09-02-2011 09:42 PM

Mouth looks good! If it’s close to flat, I’d give this bad boy the full treatment. It’s a really nice plane.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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The3Beers

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#6 posted 09-02-2011 09:46 PM

well it sits flat on my saw bench that i planed out with my Stanley No. 5C jack plane and looks pretty straight by sight so after a good days work I think ill have it up and running like new.

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Bertha

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#7 posted 09-02-2011 09:57 PM

^I have no doubt that you will. I’ve found that those older wooden jointers/jacks really respond to beeswax:turpentine rubs. It’s kind of a smelly process but the wood seems to love it.

When you get her up and running, post it in “handplanes of your dreams”. We’ve got a pretty good collection going over there.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 09-02-2011 10:11 PM

will do, this is my fist wood body hand plane restore could you please describe or direct to a place with that process?

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