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07-11-2016 05:12 PM

not to bad for a frankinplane or as I call it my fulton falls.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa


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#1 posted 07-12-2016 12:25 AM

That is pretty.

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#2 posted 07-12-2016 03:10 AM

Seems like Franks multiple parentage turned out to be a great worker.

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#3 posted 07-21-2016 01:52 AM

Thats funny, good thing MF made the fulton line!!!!!

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#4 posted 07-21-2016 01:55 AM

Yea I was reading that sold by sears I believe, I just tried to get on your site www.oldhandtool.com is that right

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#5 posted 07-21-2016 02:14 AM

The site just went up today. Are you into Millers Falls? I haven’t put up any of the MF stuff yet….. My wife thinks I never will, but I can only store so many of the same identical plane….haha

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#6 posted 07-21-2016 02:16 AM

And you are correct Sears sold a couple lines that were made by Millers Falls, it depends on when though with the craftsman planes. Some were made by Sargent some Millers Falls and some stanley.

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#7 posted 07-21-2016 02:18 AM

well I bought it thinking it was a mf didn’t know what to look for. I learned real quick, luckily it a good plane like Stanley but mf would be ok don’t know what I want/need yet just thought id check you out

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#8 posted 07-21-2016 02:24 AM

I get a lot of flak from some guys out in old tool world about replacing 90% of my stanleys with MF stuff but when they actually use the stuff they can’t believe the difference. I even use an old Buck rogers smoother, not often but sometimes when I’m too lazy to sharpen the no 10 or the no 9. My favorite users are Union MF and record. Stanley come in and go right back out the MF stuff comes in and sometimes reluctantly goes back out, Union or record gets a one way ticket it comes in and stays there. Thanks for checking out the site btw.

Robert

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#9 posted 07-21-2016 02:32 AM

IF it was made by Millers Falls, they would have stamped a model number on the left cheek of the plane. From what I can see ( and I have a No.9 to compare this to) maybe the iron was stamped as a Fulton> 107. xxxxx
and on the side would be a “4 DD BB” Under that front knob, there should be what looks like spokes of a wheel, to keep the knob from twisting around.

lateral levers by M-F: Only the left side is folded down. Where your thumb would push on it.

About the only time M-F did not stamp anything into the sides of a plane, was for the Mohawk-Shelburne line, which later became the “V” Value Line of planes. Aka: No.900 for the #9 planes

Half of mine block planes are by Millers Falls, and I have a #8, a #9, a #900, a #11, and a #14. The is a Craftsman #3 c BB as well. Note: Millers Falls used their three point lever caps only on thier own planes, IF the plane was sold to other retailers, a plain-jane keyhole style lever cap was used.

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#10 posted 07-21-2016 02:34 AM

I saw a union but it was in rough shape didn’t know much cant remember what size when I’m ready we can do some buisness

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#11 posted 07-21-2016 02:41 AM

The type one Falls planes had no cheek marking. I’ve got a couple in their original boxes. Also Keep in mind that stanley later on in life also stamped cheeks too. As far as I have ever been able to find in regards to fulton is all of the later fultons were made by MF. The rest of the info is pretty darn spot on. The easiest way to tell if it is in fact a MF is the dog ear lateral you mentioned.

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#12 posted 07-21-2016 02:42 AM

left cheek says fulton 5260, no spokes under knob, but the knob screws down on the post then the brass nut screws down from the top only other stamp is made in usa, back of lever cap say patapplfor paten applied for front says millersfalls heavy lever cap.

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#13 posted 07-21-2016 02:45 AM

yes the lateral is bent only on left ill tak some better pics

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#14 posted 07-21-2016 02:46 AM

does the frog have a small hole in ack right below the depth adjuster? Like to accept a frog adjuster screw?

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#15 posted 07-21-2016 02:51 AM

Either way i’m off to get some rest, if you do have a hole in the back then you have a MF frog placed onto a Fulton body (which was for sure made by MF) if there is no hole you actually have a completely fulton plane with a Millers Falls Lever cap. Which again was made by Millers Falls based on all of the other info you have provided this far.

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