Interesting Hand Plane Tidbit for Today (1)

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Samuel Oxhandler’s design, patent #D137,230, for a bench plane was done for the Sargent Company of New Haven, Connecticut. It was later cited as a reference in the design patent for the Millers Falls Buck Rogers plane patent #D159339, which borrows heavily from the original design.

The Sargent version  was never produced, but would have looked similar to this patent drawing.

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The Millers Falls versions are commonly known as the “Buck Rogers” Planes. The smoother sized version is the No 709, and the jack plane version is the No. 714.