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Forum topic by scottwpaul02 posted 02-17-2010 09:41 PM 2187 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-17-2010 09:41 PM

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Hi all,

I was unable to find much information online except on Patricks Blood and Gore about the 9 3/4. I ran into one recently that was in very good condition (perfect mouth, no cracks, everything seems to be original, about 95% japanning, and extremely minor surface rust on some of the mechanisms. The only semi-bad thing is that the nibs that interract with the blade are a bit rounded over…but still useable.) It has B cast on the sole and the patent dates on it indicate that it was made between 1897 and 1900.

For those plane specialists out there, what is this plane worth? I know very little about collecting planes as mine are all rehabbed to be users. Any information would be great. Thanks.


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#1 posted 02-17-2010 10:26 PM

A pic would be worth 1000 words…

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#2 posted 02-17-2010 11:10 PM

knott, I was working on the pics as you wrote it, thanks for the reminder. Here they are.



Thanks again!

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#3 posted 02-17-2010 11:25 PM

I’ve seen some for over $150 on eBay, easy. Now there’s one on eBay for close to $500.. nice score, surely this is a must for any collector…at least it is for me. Yours seem to have a rosewood handle.

If you look at the 1914 Catalog the 9 3/4 its pretty much the same as the 15 1/2 which the last one is 7” long and the 9 3/4 is 6” long, both sale at that time for $1.30 & $1.40 respectively.

If I was the owner of that plane, I will not clean/rehab it in any way, keep it as is, it will increase dramatically it’s collector value.

Alonso

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#4 posted 02-18-2010 03:39 AM

That’s a really cool looking little plane! I have no idea of the value, but I’d be heavily inclined to keep that one….looks unusual to me.

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#5 posted 02-18-2010 04:33 AM

Looks more like a No 15 1/2. They run anywhere between $225- $350. Nice find.

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#6 posted 02-18-2010 05:41 AM

Very nice plane. $225-$350 at least.

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#7 posted 02-18-2010 06:05 AM

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#8 posted 02-18-2010 06:08 AM

Also, I have a new plane to post when I get around to it. I picked up a fulton #2 equivalent today.

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