G. W. Denison 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 clear lacquer on it. The inner lock nuts do not exactly
match. Other than that I see no issues.
McKinnell & Co. Cincinnati Plow Plane A nice looking 3
star Plow Plane by a rather obscure mid 19th Century Ohio maker whose working dates according to Elliots book were
pre Civil War 1848 - 1850. Includes 6 Greenfield cutters as shown. All
in all pretty nice.
R. Wood Lafayette Ind. Ivory Tipped Plow Plane The
stamp on the nose is probably an owner stamp given the position /
orientation. Plus the fact that he is not listed in Elliots book, and Google
does not recognize him.
Two tips have gone missing. The top of the tote has
a brass piece that might be original or is an early and interesting repair.
At a minimum, it has been on there a long long time. Pretty nice all
"B" Plane 9 3/4 Tailed Block PlaneThis Birmingham Tool Co. "B" Plane 9 3/4 block plane
w rear handle is in
very nice condition. The turned wooden rear handle is an odd shape, not being round,
and may be replaced. Birmingham Tool Co. was a major "wannabe" competitor of
Stanley's back near 1900. In addition to their line of well known all
metal planes, they also offered a line of planes similar to Stanley's
typical line of
bench planes. It has been said that their naming them B planes was an
effort to play off of Leonard Baileys name. Note the few subtle
differences from a typical Stanley plane. Far rarer and harder to find
than the Stanley equivalent. Clean and Nice.
Patent # 306 Fore Plane w/ Rosewood Sole This is the nicest example of one of these I have
ever had. Typically the rosewood inlaid in the sole is all torn up and
has missing portions. Not so here, the inlaid strips are near perfect.
It had the proper marked Jennings cutter in it. The tote and front
knob are solid and nice. No apologies. Clean and Nice.
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.
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!!
Prototype / Mystery Cast Iron Jack Plane This
unusual plane is a mystery. I see no maker marks. It is some interesting
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.
It has a nice Moulson cutter in it.
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 (cracked at base) is dovetailed and slides into its position at the base.
The front knob is 2 pieces, and the course screw to attach it is fixed to the
body. The body is a great casting that was japanned. A nice example of an early
and probably unique plane. Nice!!
Lowell Plane & Tool Co.
1857 Worrall Patent
26" Transitional Jointer Plane This early 26" closed
handle patented jointer plane is in nice overall condition.
Note that the top plate
with patent info does not extend all the way to the end.
According to Roger Smith it is an earlier
version. 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. In addition to the patent
info on the top casting, it is also stamped on the nose of the plane, and the
cutter is also properly marked.
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. The color change on the bottom is a stain. It is not soft, rotten or
other damage. Nice, Early & Different!!
English / Scottish & American Rabbet & Infill Planes
/ 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.
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.
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.
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
# 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.
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.
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.
No. 105 Toy Size Tailed Block Plane Cutter
is unmarked. There is no markings on the plane body. Identical to a Stanley # 100 tailed block plane, but I believe it is
made by Sargent given the exaggerated hump of the side rail. That
would make it a #105. Given the lack of marks it was probably sold
to a different retailer or regional hardware store of the era. Nice!!
407 (No. 2 Size) Smooth Plane The
overall condition is nice enough. Lots of original japanning,
and no damage to speak of. It has been cleaned and looks pretty good. Given
the handle material and form it dates from pre 1924.
Simmons Hardware Keen Kutter KK 5
C Corrugated Bottom Jack Plane
This KK 5 jack plane was made by Ohio Tool for Simmons hardware and then
branded with their KK # & logo. It is a very nice condition plane.
Typically Keen Kutter planes were about used to death by the Midwest folks where
Simmons hardware's main buyer crowd hailed from. This one made it to the
west coast and led a relatively easy life afterward.
I lightly cleaned it. The are no structural issues and little to no rust or
pitting. Full length, proper logo, good cutter.
85% or better of the original japanning. Great knob & handle.
enough for any collection. Nice!!
Tool Co. No. 23 Transitional Smooth Plane
A pretty nice transitional plane by one of Stanley main competitors.
Lots of original japanning, good wood body, nice cutter & cap, throat area
Craftsman No. 3732 Low Angle Knuckle Joint Block Plane (Stanley 65) Pretty nice.
Everything is as it should be. Good throat, noting flea bite shown, long
cutter, No real issues. Made by Stanley and every bit as good as any
Stanley 65 for less money.
G. G. Co. Good Grip, San Gabriel, CA. No. 101 Size Plane
w/ Bakelite Tail / HandleMost of these tiny planes that turn up are unmarked as this one is. Those that are
marked have just a stamp on the cutter. It has been years since I have had or seen one. They use to turn up here in
CA years ago given they were made here. Kind of a unique design, and the choice of Bakelite as the material for the
tail / handle is certainly different. Some missing paint, but otherwise nice. A cute, and hard to find
Craftsman 101 Like Block Planes by Sargent One has a
Craftsman marked 619-3705 cutter in it. The other says USA in the casting.
Both are by Sargent and probably both are Sears products. All original and nice!
Construction Oak Jointer Plane This
oak jointer plane has an Ohio Tool Co. Iron / cutter in it. It has an
interesting saw like handle. It is constructed with 3 pieces slabbed
and glued. It is in overall nice condition.
Skew Moving Fillister Plane This
German Skew Fillister is in overall good + condition. It is marked on the
nose with a name and 2 patents. It is marked K. K. Oest. - KGL - UNG
I found reference to this make patented plane being offered by, or made by,
Jon Weiss, a German tool and plane maker.