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Fulton Combination Plane Question

by OleGrump
posted 07-17-2017 04:15 PM


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ksSlim

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#1 posted 07-17-2017 05:02 PM

if its less than 100 yrs. old, its a probably a Sargent or Stanley.

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#2 posted 07-17-2017 06:00 PM

The 1080 and the 45 are not the same….different cutter holders, different spurs…cutters are notched differently.
Fulton was a Sargent line of planes made for Sears & Roebuck. There was also a Dunlap line of planes, before they were all merged into the Craftsman line.

Fulton was made by Sargent . Dunlaps by about all the plane makers.

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#3 posted 07-17-2017 09:44 PM

Here are photos of the Fulton combination plane: Note that the cutters are held in place by an iron wedge which tightens by means of a screw knob. Cutters have two notches, top one fits into a groove at the bottom of the depth adjustment screw. Love the side handle.

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#4 posted 07-17-2017 09:50 PM

Sargent made

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#5 posted 07-19-2017 11:46 AM

That is most definitely a Sargent made #1080.

It took some research, but I have evendence that the Fulton Tool Co was actually Sears as well. You can read and decide for yourself.

http://www.timetestedtools.net/2016/01/27/fulton-or-fulton-tool-company/

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#6 posted 07-19-2017 01:28 PM

Interesting information. I had been told that Sears had their planes made by Sargent but marked “Fulton” as their “house brand”. Supposedly, they used the name “Fulton” because the Sears Headquarters was on Fulton Street in Chicago. I have a reprint of the 1897 catalog, which shows this address.
So, this plane was made for sale by Sears, Roebuck and Company. I was a bit confused because most of the Sargent 1080s I’ve seen have the knob handle on the fence, more closely resembling the Stanley #45.
My day has not been wasted, as I have learned some good information. Thank you to all who have replied to this question. I greatly appreciate you sharing your knowledge!

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