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PPBart

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03-13-2019 03:56 PM

I visited a local flea market last weekend, didn’t find much of interest beyond these three items. The plane is a no-name (probably Sargent?), 1.75” iron x ~9” body. I don’t need another one of these, but it’s in excellent shape so I’ll clean it up and put it on eBay. The socket chisel is also no-name, in very good condition. The little red thumb plane was what caught my eye first Initially I thought it was a toy, but then realized it has obviously been well used; the 1.25” iron is sharpened in a distinct camber and still has a pretty good edge, only marks are “ATF”. That one I’ll keep in my shop.

-- PPBart


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#1 posted 03-13-2019 04:13 PM

The little red plane and socket chisel are interesting. The plane – is that a stamped steel frog on it?

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#2 posted 03-13-2019 04:28 PM



The little red plane and socket chisel are interesting. The plane – is that a stamped steel frog on it?

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

Goodell Pratt?

The red plane is cute. I view flea market trips as dollar cost average trips. I look for under valued nice items even if they are not something I need. I can then sell them or trade them for something I need.

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#3 posted 03-13-2019 06:39 PM

Hmm.. have not been to a flea market in 10 years. Think I’ll give them a shot this coming spring (or whenever they start). Last time I went, it was mostly resellers of 99cent items. As a kid back in the 70’s, the flea markets were great. Time to see if things have changed yet again.

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#4 posted 03-13-2019 08:02 PM

Your red plane is an American Tool & Foundry plane.

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#5 posted 03-15-2019 04:56 PM



...The plane – is that a stamped steel frog on it?...

Yes (sorry for the slow reply—I’m a tax consultant and this is busy time for me)

-- PPBart

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PPBart

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#6 posted 03-15-2019 04:57 PM


Your red plane is an American Tool & Foundry plane…

Thanks for the info! I’ve cleaned it up, painted, sharpened the iron.

-- PPBart

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#7 posted 03-16-2019 12:13 PM

The largest plane is not Sargent.

https://www.timetestedtools.net/2017/01/04/who-made-the-pressed-steel-frog-bench-planes/

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