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Millers Falls Bench Plane No 9 Type 2 1940s

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Millers Falls Bench Plane No 9 Type 2 1940s

Antique Tool - Millers Falls - Bench Plane - Type 2 - 2nd Production - 1949-1955

"When the Millers Falls Company introduced its new line of hand planes in 1929, it needed a way to differentiate its products from others already on the market. The identity problem was compounded by the fact that all of the new models were knock-offs of existing Stanley production. The company chose to build product identity by concentrating its publicity on the new line’s flagship tools — the bench planes.

Type 2. (first production: 1936 - 1941 / 2nd second production: 1949-1955)

The Millers Falls Company announced the post-war return of “solid rosewood” (i.e. cocobolo) knobs and handles to its bench planes on page 161 of the May 5th, 1949, issue of Hardware Age. Since the change marks the return to an earlier design, a new type designation has not been created for these planes. The post-war era also marked the return of brass adjustment nuts and brass attachment nuts for tote and knob. During the transition, older steel components were used on some planes.

1. The words “Millers Falls,” encircling the front knob, no longer cast into bed.
2. Number identifying the size of the plane no longer cast into bed, but is stamped on the outside of the left cheek, as is manufacturer’s name.
3. Front knob bedding unique to Millers Falls is adopted. A series of raised ridges radiate from post tapped to accept knob attachment screw and extend out to a raised ring which encircles the base of the knob. Invisible when the knob is in place, the ridges eliminate the inadvertent rotation of the knob during use. Unfortunately, the raised ridges act as tiny wedges if the knob attachment screw is over tightened, causing splits in the knob.
4. Fork adjustment is now pressed steel and less likely to crack if subjected to undue pressure.
5. Domed screws secure frog to bed.

The plane is in great condition - with a small amount of surface rust and surface scratches.

The plane measures 9 by 2 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches.
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Millers Falls Bench Plane No 9 Type 2 1940s

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: metal, brass, wood, rosewood, cocobolo, cast iron, pressed steel, nickel, steel, iron
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