Plane ID help

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  • #13488
    cpetersen1970
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    anyone know who the manufacturer of this plane is? I’ve seen a few others that share certain unique characteristics of this plane, such as the round inset area around the screw that secures the lever cap, the shape of the depth adjustment knob and the shape of the tote, which seems to have flatter sides with a more distinct horizon between the sides and the rounded front and rear of the tote.

    Would greatly appreciate any help on this.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Smooth-Wood-Plane-Made-In-USA-Marked-With-U-/121122568135?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c3377b7c7

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    #13494
    Eddy Flynn
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    sorry Chris its not something i can help with are there no marks anywhere as the likes of Ken is good at the research he usualy finds what everyone is looking for sorry to give you a job Ken ๐Ÿ™‚

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #13525
    Ken
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    I can’t find any info on this. I was going to suggest asking the seller, but they say they no nothing about planes.

    If you get nowhere with this, I would send the pic to Chris Swartz, he is a mind of information on hand tools.

    Cheers ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #13526
    cpetersen1970
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    Thanks, guys, for trying. I searched for quite a while, myself. I even went so far as to go through thousands of other listings looking for planes with similar characteristics to see if any of them identified the manufacturer; I found several but they all said something to the same effect: “unknown make” etc.

    I may indeed try to solicit help from one of the experts I s’pose if nothing else turns up here. ๐Ÿ™‚

    #13527
    Eddy Flynn
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    oh well if Ken cant find it ,it doesnt want to be found lol

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #13567
    david o’sullivan
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    nice one eddy lol.i am surprised that you didn’t crack this one Ken buddy!

    "we can learn what to do, by doing" Aristotle

    #13574
    David Gill
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    No pressure Ken
    David

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #13579
    robinhc
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    OK I am going to go with a Sears Fulton plane made by Sargent. The main weakness of the plane is the frog. It is bent steel instead of cast. The Sears Fulton line was their lowest end. Craftsman is the high end, with Dunlop in the middle.

    Robin ... Richmond, Virginia, USA

    #13614
    cpetersen1970
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    Thanks, Robin. I surmised it to be a lower-end line made by “someone” for “someone else”…I had the same assessment of the frog. My inquiry was mainly to try to find some information about this line because I have a line on what seems to me to be a potentially very unusual piece; I won’t know until I get my hands on it, but from the seller’s description it *appears* to be a no. 1 size smoother. I’ve already paid for it (a paltry sum, I might add, so if it turns out to be worthless, a small loss) but have not received the tool yet.

    The description and accompanying pictures show a smoother similar to the one I posted the picture of, but in *very* dirty/rusty but apparently solid condition, apart from a chip off the very tip of the tote. The description says the tool is very small, between 5-6″ in length, which would make it right about the size of a no. 1 (5 1/2”).

    I’ve never seen another vintage no. 1 other than the Stanleys; I know a couple of makers have made modern reproductions of this and I am confident that this tool is most certainly *not* modern.

    I am very curious to see the tool and if it is indeed a no. 1 smoother, I have a feeling it is probably rather rare. I am really looking forward to cleaning it up and trying to find out more about it. Thanks again to everyone who posted about this!

    I’ll update this thread after I receive the tool and as I uncover any further info.

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