Here is my circa 1928-30 Craftsman model 5264 Smoothing Plane I mentioned in the hand tools forum recently. Attached are before and after photos of this first generation Craftsman plane. Craftsman tools were introduced as the newest “House brand” by Sears, Roebuck and Co., in the 1928 Spring catalog. The “Wavy” Craftsman trademark on the brass lever cap inset and cutting iron denotes the first generation of Craftsman tools and was superseded in 1931. This plane was manufactured by Sargent Plane Co. for Sears, Roebuck & Co. as evidenced by the inverted “U” bend lateral lever, steel left hand depth adjusting nut, smooth face round top frog and brass knob and tote nuts. The black plane bed and red painted frog are the original color scheme of this plane. The smooth bottom plane sold for $2.48 in 1928. To me, it is now priceless.
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