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Forum topic by ErikF posted 480 days ago 459 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ErikF

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480 days ago

Picked up a few planes today and this one doesn’t have a makers mark.I am not knowledgable in planes and I know some of you gents are….any help is appreciated.

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bandit571

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#1 posted 480 days ago

Is it about 18” long? It would be a size #6 then. The lever cap looks like a transplant. It used to reside on a Transitional plane by Stanley.

Is there any markings on the cutter/iron? Maybe a maker’s mark? Any numbers cast into the base? Might, just MIGHT be a frakened Ohio Tool Company 06. The lever cap maybe from a similar sized Trans plane. Shine it up! Sharpen the iron!

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Deycart

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#2 posted 480 days ago

Based on the twisted lever adjust and frog, I would say it’s a union plane. You would have to clean the blade to conferm. If is is a union it has a replacement lever cap. an original is not japanned and is flat some have union embossed in it..

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Don W

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#3 posted 480 days ago

The lateral looks like a union or Ohio tools. Ohio tools always marked their planes with something like “06”, so I’m guessing its a Union made no-name. Clean the top of the iron and see if you see any markings.

There’s no good picture of the tote, but that looks like a shop made replacement too.

I agree with Bandit, the cap is off a trasitional.

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ErikF

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#4 posted 480 days ago

Thanks for the responses. I plan on doing a more detailed inspection of it later today and will put some pictures up. It was thrown in as a package deal with three other planes that I picked up off craigslist along with some other odds and ends. Im looking forward to cleaning it up and giving it a nice edge.

-- Power to the people.

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ErikF

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#5 posted 480 days ago

I cleaned the plane up a bit and found a Stanley marking on the top of the blade. I also picked up an Ulmia jack plane , a Steiner with a convex iron, and a Dunlap. I really don’t know much about them all but the iron on the Ulmia looks pretty sturdy. Any more info on the quality of the planes would be nice.

Thanks

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Deycart

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#6 posted 480 days ago

I think you have a franken plane on your hands. The pat date on the frog belongs to sargent.

http://www.google.com/patents?id=WGQ_AAAAEBAJ&pg=PA1&dq=%22feb+3+1891%22+sargent&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=1#v=onepage&q&f=false

Well at least you have enough parts to get a functional plane. Enjoy

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Don W

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#7 posted 480 days ago

The Ulmia planes are German made and are high quality planes.

I think Dunlap were lesser quality brands made for Sears.

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