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02-02-2015 07:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: molding planes sandusky sargent hand plane wood plane

I have about 14 wooden molding planes made by Sandusky and Sargent (likely made by Sandusky and stamped Sargent)

I’m trying to track down more info – specifically how to date these planes. Below are some photographs of a number of the stamps and marks on the ends of the bodies. These all have their matching irons and wedges. A couple have small chips in the contours of the soles, but all the irons look to be in good shape, just need a lapping of backs and a good honing.

Anyone know where I could look for more information on age / value?

[img]http://s6.postimg.org/t2e5yatr5/Molding_Planes_01.jpg[/img]


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#2 posted 02-02-2015 07:42 PM

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#3 posted 02-04-2015 08:36 PM

Anyone have an idea of where to start?

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#4 posted 02-05-2015 12:23 AM

I can’t find much. Both Sandusky and Sargent began selling them about 1870. They went into the 1900’s.

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#5 posted 02-07-2015 11:29 AM

There is a Sandusky catalog reprint that would probably give some info, http://www.thebestthings.com/books/toolbooks.htm

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#6 posted 02-11-2015 02:00 PM

Late 19th century / early 20th century.

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