Sargent No. 6408 Smooth Plane


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Sargent No 6408 Prototype Smooth Plane
Sargent No. 6408 Prototype Smooth Plane
as shown in David E. Heckel's "Sargent Planes Identification And Value Guide - Second Edition".


Specifications:

Plane Type: Smooth Plane
Features: Adjustable
Manufactured: Circa 1906
Patents: February 3, 1891 (lateral adjustment) (Granville H. Wright)
July 3, 1906 (frog adjustment) (John H. Shaw)
Length: 8 inches
Cutter Width: 1¾ inches
Construction: Cast iron body, East India Mahogany handle & knob
Finish: Japanned. Polished Trimmings
Uses: General purpose bench plane

Please check the Value Guide For Sargent Planes page for relative prices.


Additional Notes:

The prototype plane for the "Shaw Patent" planes (see Sargent No. 7). Marked with the number 6408 behind the frog as well as the oval U.S.A. trademark on the cutter, a blank lever cap with 408 and a dot cast into the back.

It is not known if other similarly-marked Shaw Patent planes exist. As it is unique, no valuation has been established.


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