Sargent Type Type 1Type 2Type 3Type 4Type 5Type 6Type 7 Type 8 5400 Series

Type 1…………….(1887-1890)

** Pre-Lateral frog
**Rosewood knob and tote (low knob)
** Right handed depth adjuster nut
** Round top frog without lateral adjuster
** Brass knob and tote nuts (13/32″ in diameter)
** Round heads on frog screws
** Brass Cutter Adjuster knob

 

picked up a type 1 #409. I thought it was a Stanley when I first picked it up because it had a Stanley Iron of the correct vintage. A quickly noticed some markings behind the frog that shouldn’t be there. A little rubbing and a number 409 immerged. At that point I knew the plane was coming home with me.

The day before I bought this plane I was fishing through a tool box and came across an old 2” Sargent iron. I thought, I may need that someday, so I asked the guy what he wanted for it. He said $5. I said I was thinking more like $3. No go so I headed back to throw the iron back in the box when he said, I’ll give you the whole box for $8. Sold. The box has at least 10 nice file handles, a broken distton but brass nuts, files and other goodies. The iron is a type 2, but it will fit nicely on this type one plane until I stumble across a true type 1.

What luck to buy a type 1 Sargent with a Stanley iron when I just bought the Sargent iron the day before!

The type information came from 2 locations basically, Dave Heckel’s guide, and HMike’s Blog.

Type 1 is 1887-1901

So here it is, with some notes about the type as I understand it.

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Note the round headed screws.

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The japanning is close to 100%. Other than the chip in the tote, this plane is in excellent condition.

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According to the type information, the type 1 lever caps had a period along with the numbers. Types 1, 2 and 3 have the number plus a dot cast into the lever cap. Type 2 may have just number. Is it possible this got changes, or is it possible that some of the type 1’s made it out without the dot as well?

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And after the clean up

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Sargent Type Type 1Type 2Type 3Type 4Type 5Type 6Type 7 Type 8 5400 Series