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Forum topic by fatman51 posted 06-11-2016 08:07 AM 446 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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fatman51

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06-11-2016 08:07 AM

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Me and my search engine don’t speak this language. Anyone ever heard of them? know the language? nationality? era?

A guy gave it to me in trade for tuning up this old Spear and Jackson Iron. Judging by the damage I would say they were used in a wooden plane with a wedge. t

he tops of the irons were mushroomed. Someone never learned not to adjust their plane iron with a steel hammer.

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#1 posted 06-11-2016 01:49 PM

Yes, based on the stamp on the iron, it’s a double iron from the days of wooden planes, so likely 1800s or earlier just from that. You’re showing close ups of the etch? on the cap iron, but I can’t make them out either. How about an in focus pic of the stamp on the iron itself. That looks easier to identify. As I understand it, the iron and cap iron were sometimes or often made at different places. Just a recollection, not really sure on that one.

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#2 posted 06-11-2016 04:34 PM

Peugeot Freres—(French for the “Peugeot brothers”)—makers of planes, frame saws, etc

You can find a 1938 catalog HERE

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#3 posted 06-12-2016 12:40 AM

Thanks Tim and Johnny7. I found pictures of the Spear Jackson irons in coffin planes and the one pictured looks the same. Its definitely a different animal from the irons found in my baily type cast iron planes. It was ground to scrub rough stock but the guy had me re-grind and hone it for smoothing. When I get time I might actually make him a coffin type Jack plane to put it in. Peugeot Freres. French. Its no wonder. Thank you very much for the info and the link Johnny7! I got to keep that one, any suggestions on what to make for it? I could use a good scrub plane.

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