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Antique & Collectible Woodworking Planes
Patented / Unusual / Rare
& Usual Fare



C E Chelor - Living in Wrentham Hollow Molding Plane"C E Chelor - Living in Wrentham" Hollow Molding Plane  This 18th century molding plane was made by Cesar Chelor the former slave of Francis Nicholson who was America's first documented wooden plane maker. C. E. Chelor began his career as Nicholson's apprentice, but upon Nicholson's death Cesar Chelor was willed his freedom, tools, and more. There is a nice history of the parties involved and how things evolved at https://www.antiquetools.com/chelor/index.html

The plane is in excellent condition and has a beautiful form and patina. It is made of yellow birch it has its original wedge and nice heavy chamfers. The name stamp and Living in Wrentham location is clear and bold. There are a couple of minor chips that are insignificant. Real Americana and a piece of African and American history at its best.

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AMN-CHELOR

Good +. . . . . $2295.00

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G. W. Dennison Rosewood Plow PlaneG. W. Dennison Rosewood Plow Plane  This Rosewood plow is in overall pretty nice condition. It dates from the last quarter of the 19th century. The collector put a coat of his trademark clear lacquer on it. The inner lock nuts do not exactly match. Other than that I see no issues.

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CYN-RSWD-PLOW-1

Good +. . . . . $225.00

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Ohio Tool Co. # 104 Rosewood Plow PlaneOhio Tool Co. # 104 Rosewood Plow Plane  This Ohio Rosewood Plow has had some restoration work done.  It looks OK, and will be a nice display piece if not a user.  There is a repair to the tip of the handle horn.  There is an early repair to the fence, being a bolt through it to stabilize a split along the grain.  Also the wedge looks to be larger than one would expect, and I think it is a replacement.  Lastly the rod threads are a bit chewed up.

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CYN-RSWD-PLOW-2

Good . . . . . $150.00

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Hardt Patent Block PlaneHardt Patent Block Plane  A very rare block plane in super condition.  Lots of original japanning with no chips, cracks, or other damage.  The patent # for this unusual plane is 502906 and it comes up with a Google Search.  Louis John Hardt of Yuba City California was granted his patent for a plane design on August 8th 1893.  In addition to the block plane offered here, he also made bench and jointer size planes as well.  It is not known how many sizes were offered or how many were produced, so few have ever turned up.  There are just a handful of the block planes that have ever been found.

It is a very distinctive design where the front end of the plane moves making the throat opening larger or smaller.  Another odd feature is that he utilized Sargent parts including the cutters, lever caps, and in this case the iron cap on his own castings.  It has be theorized that there was just one production run in about 1893 explaining the relative rarity of the plane.  There is a more complete write-up and details in Roger Smiths first PATAMPIA book.   Very Nice!!

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DM-HARDT

Fine . . . . . $2795.00

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Metallic Plane Co of Auburn NY Fillister PlaneMetallic Plane Co of Auburn NY Fillister Plane  A pretty rare plane in pretty nice condition.   The Excelsior stamp on the cutter is the only marking.  Lots of original japanning with no chips, cracks, or other damage.  The Rosewood handle is beautiful.  The oftentimes missing fence for the fillister bed is present, undamaged and nice.  The screws for the fence may be replacements as they are different from each other and not the typical Mushroom cap style typically seen.  This type of plane is a well known and documented.   A fellow named Storkes who partnered with Palmer got the patent.  They made a line of well received bench planes that were popular in the NY / New England region back in the last quarter of the 19th century. There is a complete write-up and more details in both of Roger Smiths PATAMPIA books.   Very Nice!!

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RNO-MET-FIL

Fine . . . . . $695.00

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Mayo Patent Plow PlaneMayo Patent Plow Plane w/ Cutters  This is a very nice example of the Mayo Plow Plane.  Roger Smith goes into great detail concerning this pane and how it is related to the Philips Plow in his seminal work on American Patented Planes.  The condition of this example is very nice.  It retails much of its gold finish and highlights.  The box of cutters is nice as well.  Note the original Rosewood handle and graceful horn.  The depth stop is present.  A fine example that deserves a place in any collection focused on patented metallic planes of the 19th century.  Different, Unusual and Nice!!

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CC-MAYO

Good+ . . . . . . . $1950.00

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Patented 1904 Antique Buckeye Smooth PlanePatented 1904 Buckeye Smooth Plane This patented smooth plane is in very nice overall condition. John Muehl was granted a patent on Nov. 22, 1904 for his adjustable bench plane. Muehl sold his rights to his patented plane to the Buckeye Saw Vise Co. This company operated from 1907-1912 in Cleveland, OH.  Buckeye offered a Smooth, Jack and Jointer version of this patented plane.

All moving parts operate smoothly. The black japanning is approx 90% or better.  The front knob is in good condition with no cracks. The tote is original has wheat pattern carved sides. The bed is marked with the patent date and Buckeye name. They do not turn up very often. Interesting. All original and nice!

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OAK-BUCKEYE

Good + . . . . . $150.00 

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c.1860 - 1870 Mystery Jack  Planec.1860 - 1870 Mystery Jack Plane  This unusual plane is a mystery.  It is an early plane that from its construction characteristics and design dates from the 1860's or a bit later.  It has a nice Moulson cutter in it.  The frog design looks a lot like Stanley's type 3 planes or Leonard Bailey's Victor style or line of planes. Attached at both sides instead of just in the center.  The lever cap is cast, hollow in the back and has a distinctive look to it with coves in the casting.  Also note how the handle is dovetailed into its position.  It is a great casting that was japanned.  A nice example of an early and probably unique plane.  Nice!!

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CCC-MYST

Good + . . . . .  $695.00

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Holly Patent Smooth PlaneHolly Patent Jack Plane  Birdsill Holly began producing planes in 1852 shortly after forming the company Silsby, Race & Holly Co. located in Seneca Falls NY in 1848. 

This 15 long Holly Patent Jack Plane would be considered a second model.  The plane is in very nice condition overall.  The main differences from earlier models are the way the handle is set up, and the design of the cast blade holder.  The bottom on plane has cast in corrugations as well.  The fragile lever cap is damage free.  The cutter is long and nice, but the logo is hard to make out.

A good looking early patented plane.  No rust or pitting.  Nice wood.  No apologies.  An early, rare, and desirable patented plane for the advanced tool collection!!

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CCC-HOLLY-JK-1

Good + . . . . .  $750.00

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Worrall Patent Transitional Jointer PlanWorrall Patent 26" Transitional Jointer Plane   This early 26" closed handle patented jointer plane is in nice condition.   Note that the top plate with patent info does not extend all the way to the end like the others offered.  According to Roger Smith it is an earlier version than those above.  Roger Smith calls this style the first transitional that was made / manufactured and that it was the design that inspired Leonard Bailey just a few years later.  

This early Worrall patent transitional plane has a great look to it and is a nice example of one of the earliest American Patented planes that can be found.  I am not sure if the color change on the bottom is a stain, or part of the wood.  It is not soft, rotten or - - - .  Nice, &  Different!!!

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CCC-WOR-26

Fine  . . . . . . . $395.00

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Knowles Type Patented Plane w/ Cut Out SidesKnowles Type Patented Plane w/ Cut Out Sides   Hazard Knowles was granted a patent for an iron bodied plane in 1827.  It is considered the first patent for a metal bodied plane granted in America. No known examples are marked.  Shortly after other versions of metal bodied planes based on the idea began to appear and are generally referred to as Knowles types.  In Vol. II of Smiths works on patented planes he pictures a plane identical to this one with the decorative cut-outs in the cast iron sides.   He calls it a Knowles type and provides some info based on how the cutter was marked.  Roger Smith covers the whole range of Knowles planes and Knowles type planes and their history, in some detail, in both volumes of his books on patented American planes. It is worth the read. 

The overall condition of this 19" long plane is very nice with no damage to the cast iron body. The throat area is nice. There are no markings or patent info.  There is little to no rust or pitting.  It has not been over cleaned or fiddled with.  The infill shows appropriate and normal wear. There is some chipping to the handle.  It has its original wedge and a single cutter. The cutter is 2 3/8 and marked Ohio Tool which is probably a later replacement.    RARE, Nice, &  Different!!!

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CC-KNOWLES

Good +  . . . . . . . $1450.00

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English / Scottish & American
Rabbet & Infill Planes


Holland / England Bronze Rabbet Plane w/ Steel Sole John Holland / England Bronze Rabbet Plane w/ Steel Sole  Overall fine condition.  This unusual shoulder rabbet plane is approx. 8" long overall and 1" wide.  It has a steel sole and very fine mouth.  The cutter is clearly marked Holland / London and has a lot of life left in it.  The ebony wedge is a perfect fit, and very nice.  Holland's working dates were from the 1860s to 1890s. A very nice example.

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Fine . . . . . $275.00

TM-HOLLAND-RAB

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Chariot Shoulder Rabbit Plane1" Bullnose Shoulder / Rabbet Plane  This is a very nice 1" wide rabbit plane. Unmarked that I can see.  Probably English.  No damage rust or pitting.  The cutter is a Stanley 93 that fits well   A nice plane.

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SBRG-CHARIOT

Good + . . . . . . $60.00

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ANtique Bronze Squirrel Tail T Rabbet PlaneBronze Squirrel Tail T Rabbet Plane  Overall fine condition.  This unusual plane a pinned steel cutter holder wedge instead of a wooden wedge.  It is approx. 7" long overall.  Very similar to those Hammacher Schlemmer, the famous New York retailer, offered with their line of Piano Makers and Coachmaker Tools back near the turn of the last century.  Very nice example.

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Fine . . . . . $145.00

AMN-B-RAB

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Leonard Bailey's Planes
Victor / Defiance / Vertical Posts / Split Frames

Leonard Bailey produced the Victor line of planes after he left Stanley and struck out on his own.  He produced this line of planes for approx 18 years beginning in 1875.  The history of that endeavor and his interactions with Stanley during this period are documented in Roger Smiths books.   



# 1 1/4 Tailed Victor Block Plane by Leonard Bailey & Co.# 1 1/4 Tailed Victor Block Plane by Leonard Bailey & Co.   The Victor #1 1/4 had a cast iron tail piece / handle.   The Victor #1 & #2 had flat sides, adjustable throats and the cutter adjustment.  The sides were flat & excelsior style.  These block planes could be had in different finishes as the 1 3/4 or the 2 3/4.  The bodies are drilled to accept a  rear handle which would change it to a 1 1/4 w/ rear handle or 1 1/2 with handle and nickel trim.  The same would apply to the 7" Victor planes where a  #2 becomes a 2 1/4 or 2 1/2. with a tail piece  Walters dates all of them as 1875 thru 1888, the period when Leonard Bailey had left Stanley and struck out on his own.  If you find that confusing, it is, and you need a copy of Walters book, a type study, and some reprints of old catalogs to sort it all out. 

The cutter has lots of life left and the adjuster performs as it should.  Note how good the cutter logo is.   The paint on the plane is 90% or better and original. There is no rust or pitting to speak of.  The rear handle looks great but has been declared a recast by some experts.  The collector did not think so when he bought it, and paid dearly for it. 

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CYN-VIC-1QTR

Fine  . . . . . $2450.00

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Leonard Bailey¬†# 3 Victor Smooth PlaneLeonard Bailey Victor # 3 Smooth Plane  This Bailey Victor # 3 size smooth plane is in nice original condition noting the cutter is not proper.  Leonard Bailey's "Victor" line planes were produced from 1875 thru 1888 after Leonard Bailey had left Stanley's employ and before he went back to work for them.  The Victor line of planes was a great design and well received in the marketplace. Roger Smiths books on patented planes covers the history in great detail, and is worth the read.

This plane has not been fiddled with or over cleaned. There is little rust or pitting on the body and sole. The throat is good. No cracks, chips or other damage. The adjuster works properly. The cutter is later and with the center slot makes the adjuster inoperable. There is approx. 80% of the original black japanning.

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AMN-VIC-3

Good + . . . . . $395.00

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Defiance B Block PlaneBailey Tool Co. Defiance B Block Plane   Proper cutter with Battle axe logo.  No damage but shows its age. Used but solid.  

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CHC-BTC-DEF-B

Good   . . . . .  $395.00

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Antique Leonard Bailey Little Victor # 50 & 51 Block PlanesLeonard Bailey "Little Victor" # 50 & 51 Block Planes   Three different variants on the theme.  Each has a different blade lock type.  On the left the cutter tightener is a looped screw.  I believe this is correct for early models.  The next one in the middle has a star wheel to tighten the cutter.  On the right same idea plus the adjustment can be locked with the brass knurled nut below the star.    

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CYN-VICTOR-LL            SOLD!!            CYN-VICTOR-MS                    CYN-VICTOR-RSL        SOLD!!

Left     Good +   . . . . .  $225.00        SOLD!!

Middle    Good +   . . . . .  $250.00

Right     Good +   . . . . .  $295.00         SOLD!!

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Woodworking Planes & Tools by 
Sargent Tool Co.  / Marshall Wells / Zenith & Others



Sargent # 73 Miniature Router PlaneSargent # 73 Miniature Router Plane  Replaced cutter.  Good nickel with some dirt. Nice! 

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OAK-SARG-73R

Good + . . . . . $95.00

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Small 101 Like Block PlaneSmall 101 Like Block Plane Cast iron,  Nicely finished.  Came from a old time photographers stash of small tools.  No maker info.  Contemporary.

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MGS-101

Fine . . . . . $15.00

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Wooden Molding Planes
Miniature Instrument Maker Planes


Chip Carved Fore PlaneChip Carved Fore Plane  This plane has a short Barton cutter in it.  It is otherwise unmarked.  Carving on one side only. It has small rubber pads on the bottom and has been displayed on a mantle for the last 40 or so years.   A very nice looking plane. 

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CYN-C-PLANE

Fine . . . . . $25.00

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Collection of Antique Miniature Instrument Makers PlanesCollection of Miniature Instrument Makers Planes (15)   Several have sold. Remaining listed individually below.

CYN-15-MINI

Good +   . . . . .  Some SOLD!!

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Small Wooden Compass Bottom PlaneSmall Wooden Compass Bottom Plane This plane has good age to it. The maker put the body together w/ metal ties seen front & back. Nice wedge. Bottom has slight radius. Most likely used by instrument or model maker. A nice looking little plane.

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CYN-TCM-SPLANE

Fine . . . . . $20.00

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Miniature Wooden Spar PlaneMiniature Wooden Spar Plane This plane has good age to it. Good cutter with chip breaker.  Nice wedge. Bottom has a radius from side to side like a spar plane. Most likely used by instrument, model maker, or ship builder. A nice looking little plane.

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CYN-SPAR-SPLANE

Fine . . . . . $25.00

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Miniature Wooden Compass Bottom PlaneMiniature Compass Bottom Rabbet Wooden Plane This small plane has good age to it.  It is approx. 5 1/2" long.  Owner stamp A. Eite.  Nice cutter and wedge. Bottom has a compass bottom from end to end.  Period repair on one side. Likely used by instrument maker, model maker, or ship builder. A nice looking little plane.

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CYN-CB-PLANE

Fine . . . . . $15.00

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Miniature Slab Construction Wooden PlaneMiniature Slab Construction Wooden Plane This small plane has good age to it.  It is approx. 4" long.  2 different owner stamps. 3 Piece slab construction.  Cutter marked W. P. Ward.  Likely used by instrument maker, model maker, or ship builder. A nice looking little plane.

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CYN-SLAB-PLANE

Fine . . . . . $20.00

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