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Antique & Collectible
Stanley Rule & Level Co. Woodworking Planes

A Brief History

The Stanley Rule and Level company was formed in the late 1850's and began their business producing a line of foldingStanley 604 1/2 Bedrock Plane rules and general hardware in New Britain Conn.  Levels came next, and a few years later they got into the woodworking plane making business producing a line of metal bodied planes utilizing Leonard Baileys Patents and designs for metal bodied bench planes and scrapers.

That association had a rocky history and that story is detailed in Roger Smiths books on the history and development of Patented Transitional and Metallic Planes in America Vol. 1 & 2.   They are worthwhile reads.

After Stanley's initial success with Leonard Bailey's patents and the acceptance of metal bodied planes by America's working craftsmen Stanley added new designs and innovative models to their line of metal bodied planes including many different rabbet planes, dado planes, compass planes and other specialty planes in addition to standard bench plane lines.  These designs have famous names like the Miller's Patent or Schrade associated with them as well as other lesser known inventors patents and ideas that Stanley bought and utilized in their designs. 

Stanley # 18 Excelsior Model Block Plane The Stanley Rule and Level Company spent a lot of time and effort developing a market and filling the need or demand of early craftspeople wanting top quality tools.  Stanley woodworking planes were designed for use in a wide range of applications in many different trades besides those typically associated with woodworking or cabinetry.  They produced specialty planes aimed at cabinet makers, patternmakers, butchers, electricians, and more to fill this need. 

The full range of Stanley's plane line will be found on this page. Many of these vintage and antique Stanley planes are suitable for both the advanced or beginning tradesmen and craftsmen for use today.  Users ranging  from professional cabinet makers, furniture makers and finish carpenters will find planes on this page that will be useful in their endeavors.  Even general woodworkers and carpenters on the job or in the home woodworking woodshop will find planes and other tools made byStanley Tongue & Groove Planes Stanley that will be quite useful.  Many will be in fine condition and acceptable for inclusion in collections of antique tools and planes.

There are planes by other makers available and some nice planes are even being produced today, but for the money, the quality and performance of a nice Stanley / Bailey plane or Stanley Bedrock plane can not be matched.

Antique woodworking planes including some rare and unusual patented planes by other makers can be found my other tool pages right now.  Please visit those pages by clicking the links found in the left hand column.   I attempt to grade my tools conservatively, and will tell you about defects or major alterations such as replaced parts or repaints which in general I try not to carry.   If you have any questions about individual pieces that I have for sale feel free to ask.


Individual titles below that are highlighted in yellow are Select New Additions or Special Gift Ideas.   Be sure to take a look!!

Click any of the BLUE underlined titles  for the description,  price and additional pictures

Stanley Bedrock Bench Planes

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  • Stanley #603 C Type 10 Flat Top Bed Rock Smooth Plane / End of Sweetheart Era Stanley Bed Rock # 602 Smooth Plane
  • Stanley #604 1/2 Late Flat Side Bed Rock Smooth Plane
  • Stanley #604 1/2 C Corrugated Bed Rock Smooth Plane
  • Several Stanley #605 1/2  Bedrock Extra Large Jack Planes
  • Stanley #606 Bedrock Fore Plane
  • # 607 Stanley Bedrock Jointer Plane / Early Roundside Model
  • Stanley Bedrock #607 Jointer Plane / Later Flat Side Model
  • Stanley Bedrock 8 (#608) Type 1 Jointer Plane  w/ Ground-out Date
  • More Stanley # 608 Bedrock Jointer Planes
  • & MORE!!

Stanley Bench Planes



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  • Stanley Sweetheart Era #1 Smooth Plane w/ Orange Frog# 1 Stanley Smooth Plane from Sweetheart Era
  • Another Stanley Sweetheart Era #1 Smooth Plane
  • Type 4 Stanley #1 Smooth Plane
  • c. 1900 Stanley # 2 Smooth Plane
  • Last Model 8" Stanley #2 Smooth Plane
  • Selection of Stanley # 3 Smooth Planes
  • Stanley Gage G3 C Corrugated Bottom Smooth Plane
  • Stanley S4 Steel Smooth Plane
  • Several Stanley # 4 Smooth Planes

 

  • Several Stanley # 5 Jack Planes
  • Stanley #4 1/2 Large Smooth Bottom Plane
  • Stanley # A 4 Aluminum Smooth Plane
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  • Stanley # A 5 Aluminum Jack Plane Stanley # 8 Jointer Plane
  • 2 Stanley # 5 C Corrugated Bottom Jack Planes
  • Stanley #5 1/2 Large Jack Plane
  • Stanley # 37 "Jenny" Transitional Smooth Plane
  • Smooth Bottom Stanley #7 Jointer Plane
  • Stanley #7 C Corrugated Bottom Jointer Plane
  • #8 Stanley 24" Jointer Plane
  • More Stanley # 8 Jointer Planes

Stanley Rule & Level Co.
Block Planes

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#15 1/2 Tailed Block Plane
  • Stanley # 9 1/4 Block Plane
  • Selection of Stanley # 9 1/2 Block Planes
  • Type 1 Stanley # 9 1/2 Block Plane
  • Stanley # 9 3/4 Tailed Block Plane
  • Excelsior Style Stanley 7" # 15  Block Plane
  • Several Stanley 18 Knuckle Joint Block Planes
  • Stanley A 18 Aluminum Knuckle Joint Block Plane
  • #65 Stanley Low Angle Block Plane Stanley # 140 Skew Rabbet Block Plane
  • #65 Stanley Low Angle Block Plane in Original Box
  • 2 Stanley #110 Block Planes in Boxes
  • Stanley # 100 Tailed Block Plane
  • Stanley # 100 1/2 Round Bottom Tailed Block Plane
  • Stanley #130 Double Ended Block Plane
  • Stanley #131 Double Ended Block Plane
  • Stanley # 140 Skew Rabbet Block Plane
  • Type 1 Stanley # 140 Skew Rabbet Block Plane
  • AND MORE!!

Stanley Combination Planes

* * * Click Heading to see Items * * * Stanley # 46 Skew Plow / Dado Plane w/ Cutters

  • Charles Miller 1872 Patent # 50 Bronze Improved Joiners Plow Plane    
  • Stanley Millers Patent # 41  Plow Plane
  • Stanley 45 "7 in 1" Combination Plane in Original Box
  • Stanley 45 Combination Plane Body
  • Type 2 Stanley #46 Skew Plow Plane NO Cutters 
  • Stanley #46 Skew Plow Plane w/ Boxed Cutters 
  • Stanley #46 Skew Plow Plane in Pasteboard Box w/ Boxed Cutters 
  • Stanley #5 Nosing Attachment

Stanley Rabbit & Dado Planes

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  • Several Stanley # 10 Rabbet Planes 
  • Stanley # 10 1/2 C Corrugated Rabbet Plane Stanley # 78 Duplex Rabbet & Fillister Plane
  • Stanley # 54 Rabbet / Dado Plane w/ cutters   Rare!!
  • Stanley # 39 1/4" Dado Plane
  • Stanley # 39 3/8" Dado Plane
  • Stanley # 39 3/8" Dado Plane in Box
  • Stanley # 39 7/8" Dado Plane
  • Several Stanley # 78 Duplex Rabbet Planes 
  • Stanley # 90A Bull nose Rabbet Plane in Original Box!!  SALE PRICED!!! 
  • Stanley # 93 1" Bull Nose Rabbit Plane
  • Stanley # 90 Bull Nose Rabbit Plane
  • English Stanley # 90 J Bull Nose Rabbit Plane
  • Stanley # 140 Skew Rabbet Block Plane

Stanley Special Use Planes

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    Stanley # 9 Cabinet Makers Low Angle Miter Plane
  • Early Stanley # 9 Low Angle Miter Plane 
  • Stanley #13 Compass Plane
  • 2 Stanley / Victor #20 Compass Planes
  • Stanley # 40 Scrub Plane
  • Stanley # 40 1/2 Scrub Plane
  • Several Stanley T & G Match Planes
  • Stanley #49 Swing Fence T & G Plane 
  • Stanley #64 Butcher Block Plane    Stanley Victor # 20 Compass Plane
  • Stanley 96 Blind Nail Chisel Gauge 
  • Stanley #144 1/4" Edge Rounding Plane
  • Stanley #144 3/8" Edge Rounding Plane
  • Stanley #144 1/2" Edge Rounding Plane
  • Stanley #147 T & G / Tongue & Groove Plane
  • 2 Stanley #148 T & G / Tongue & Groove Planes
  • Stanley #271 Mini Router
  • Stanley #340 Furring Plane Type 1

Stanley Scraper Planes

* * * Click Heading to see Items * * * Stanley # 85 Scraper Plane w/ Tilting Handles

  • Stanley # 12 Scraper Plane w/ STANLEY logo cutter
  • Stanley # 12 1/2 Rosewood Base Scraper Plane w/ STANLEY logo cutter
  • 2 Stanley # 66 Scrapers / Beaders
  • Stanley # 80 Scraper Plane
  • Stanley # 81 Scraper Plane w/ Rosewood Sole & SH Cutter
  • Stanley #85 Scraper Plane w/ Tilting Handles
  • Stanley # 112 Scraper Plane w/ 28 Toothing STANLEY logo cutter
  • More Stanley # 112 Scraper Planes

Antique / Vintage
Leonard Bailey & Co. Victor & Defiance Planes

* * * Click Heading to see Items * * * # 1 1/4 Tailed Victor Block Plane by Leonard Bailey & Co.

  • Leonard Bailey # 5 Size Vertical Post Jack Plane
  • Leonard Bailey # 6 Size Vertical Post Fore Plane
  • Leonard Bailey # 8 Size Vertical Post Jointer Plane
  • # 1 1/4 Tailed Victor Block Plane by Leonard Bailey & Co.
  • Leonard Bailey #6 1/2 Victor Fore Plane
  • Bailey Tool Co. Battleaxe Logo Block Plane

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If you have a single antique, or a collection of antiques to sell please contact us at LCM@patented-antiques.com giving us your PHONE NUMBER and other contact info and we will get back to you ASAP. 

To view examples of the types of antiques and collectibles we have previously sold and are always interested in helping you sell please visit our Past Sales Archive Pages at our sister website www.AntiqBuyer.com.

Please see our FAQ page, the Appraisal / Selling Page and the Selling Your Collection Pages for further info.

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Larry & Carole

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