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mds2

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03-20-2014 01:14 PM

My co-worker brought in this plane today. Could anyone help ID it? The only markings I can see anywhere are on the blade which is a Stanley. Both the cap iron and frog have pretty cool castings. Thanks in advance.


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#1 posted 03-20-2014 01:46 PM

Based on the lateral adjustment lever i doubt that the plane is a Stanley, all of mine have Stanley or Bailey cast into the sole in front of behind the knob and on the lateral adjustment lever. I think you just have a Stanley blade on a plane from a different manufacturer. I am not that familiar with the other brands. Someone with experience with craftsman, millers fall or sargent might be able to tell you more. In my opinion definitely not a Stanley.

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#2 posted 03-20-2014 01:59 PM

I agree, probably not a Stanley. It has a corrugated sole as well and seems kinda light for it’s size.

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#3 posted 03-20-2014 02:48 PM

Looks like a Sargent to me …
others will be along to confirm/deny

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#4 posted 03-20-2014 04:01 PM

Well it is a franken plane. The body and lever cap are Sargent, but the lever cap is from their woody line of planes not the type you got. Because there is no Sargent casting marks behind the front knob means its a second grade plane most likely Fulton due to the age of the design.

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#5 posted 03-20-2014 04:27 PM

You know, that cap iron looks familiar but probably only because
I’ve been in a couple of those tool stores with 1000s of
vintage planes in them and seen all sorts lined up side
by side.

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#6 posted 03-20-2014 04:28 PM

DocBailey and Deycart have my vote. This plane was put together from a spare parts bin, and might be worth $10 to $15 at a flea market or antiques show.

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#7 posted 03-20-2014 04:31 PM

Here is the proper home for a lever cap of that type, right where it belongs on a Sargent #3409 and similar:

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#8 posted 03-20-2014 04:38 PM

Why does the frog have a pattern in it too?

Is it just by chance?

Did somebody say,

“hey, these sort of match.” ?

.... so who made the frog, eh?

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#9 posted 03-20-2014 04:53 PM

Not a Stanley, Not a Millers Falls, Not a Piper, Not a Cessna. It’s a ugly Fokker!

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#10 posted 03-20-2014 06:41 PM

My guess would be a Sargent #414 probably a type 4 with the lever cap replaced with a Sargent transitional lever cap.

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#11 posted 03-20-2014 07:53 PM

Thanks for the info everyone.

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