Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Northern Virginia
Manufactured by Sargent
The U shaped lateral adjustment lever indicates Sargent as likely manufacturer. They made planes for many retailers. The frog of your plane is stamped steel rather than cast iron. I have experience with this design. It is not as useful as cast iron, and I would avoid it in the future. That being said, it can be tuned and function. The blade adjustment knob (wheel) is also stamped. This may indicate is was sold under a Montgomery Wards label. Again, look for solid adjustment knobs made of brass (preferred) or steel. Signs of higher quality planes. Sargent made many higher quality planes under many labels. This is not one of them.
If you buy it, ensure the base if flat, lap as necessary, and create a sharp cutting edge on the iron. Ensure the chip breaker meets the iron with no gap and see if you want to keep it.
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