SARGENT Shaws Patent No.10 Smoothing Plane
A very tidy and scarce Shaw's patent SARGENT No.10 smoothing plane.
These planes were only offered in the SARGENT range for a limited period between 1910 and 1918 and this example is believed to be circa 1910 due to the pattern in the frog recesses and the folded lateral lever.
John Shaw was granted three patents relating to planes with his second being the most highly rated and a feature of this plane. US Patent No.824954, July 3rd 1906, relates to the method of adjusting the frog without having to remove the lever cap or blade. A quick online search will show more in depth information.
STANLEY Bed Rock planes are perhaps better known however SARGENT's Shaw's patent range is considered superior by many.
Dismantled, cleaned, checked, oiled and reassembled.
This No.10 (4 1/2 size) example is marked '10' at the toe with the SARGENT trade mark behind the front knob.
'PAT 7 3 06' is cast in the bed behind the frog. The frog is marked '10' underneath.
Fitted with a good length, probably original, 23/8 blade iron marked 'SARGENT VBM No 10 NEW HAVEN CT USA' with matching cap iron. 115/16 inches remain below the slot.
The lever cap is marked 'SARGENT VBM' (VBM = Very Best Made) with '18' on the back.
Brass plated steel depth of cut adjuster wheel, some plating loss.
The majority of the original black finish remains throughout.
Good Indian mahogany handles with solid brass nuts. There is an old, but firm and secure, repair to the rear handle, please see close-up images.
All parts move freely and tighten securely.
Some minor surface knocks, scratches, pitting and staining spots.
107/8 inch overall length.
A sought after plane rarely seen on this side of the Atlantic.
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