= Sargent N0.409 =
This is my only plane without before photos. I bought this with the Type-18 Stanley only because it have a Stanley blade. I originally bought it to take the blade out of it. The it turned to a "clean it and use it for rough beater work" I decided to post a photo of it on the Woodnet forums and asked if they had any ideas on the lone 409 that was on the plane. Well, a little searching I found that it had a "91" patent date on the lever. That and the frog design, low front knob with ring on it came together to the fact that it's a pretty old, very nice, Type-2 smoother from the late 1800's. Let's just say that I reviewed my idea for it's use! Sadly all the cleaning was done prior to this and I did not take any photo. It was decent, in much the condition of my Type-11 No.5
I have since cleaned all the black paint from the surfaces & hardware. I then gave the wood a couple coats of blonde shellac.
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last edited 4-06