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Steers Patent Fore Plane w/ Rosewood SoleSteers Patent # 306 Fore Plane w/ Rosewood Sole   This is about the nicest example of one of these planes 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 has the proper marked Jennings cutter in it. The tote and front knob are solid and nice. No apologies. Clean and Nice.

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LA-STEERS

Fine  . . . . . $495.00

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M. C. Mayo Tool Co. Block PlaneM. C. Mayo Tool Co. Block Plane   Matthias C. Mayo is best known for his Mayo Patent Plow Plane (Patent No.167,772), released in 1875.  They were a flashy looking if not well designed plow that were first offered in 1875 and were only offered for a few years.

It is thought that his block plane dates from the same period.  There is no known patent associated with it. The plane has a captive cast iron lever cap with a pronounced hump as well as a indent foreward for the users finger.  It is approx. 2" wide and 8" long.  It would take a 1 3/4" cutter, which is missing.  The overall condition of this unusual little block pane is pretty nice noting little if any finish remains.   

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PN-MAYO-BLK

Good  . . . . . $995.00

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Patent 1857 Gladwin & Appleton Tongue & Grove PlanePatent 1857 Gladwin & Appleton Tongue & Grove / Match Plane   Gladwin is best known for his patented tool handle with interchangeable tools / chisels that fit the wood handle. He also was in the plane making business, and took out a patent in 1857 for this unusual design Tongue & handled Groove, or Match plane.

The condition of the wood is very nice. Bold clear mark on the nose. There is lite rust on the skate that will easily clean. A very nice example of an unusual and hard to find plane.

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PN-GLADWIN

 Good + . . . . . $395.00

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Coffin Shaped Wooden Smooth Plane w/ Unusual 1850s Dated Cutter AdjustmentUnusual 1850s Dated Cutter Adjustment in Wooden Coffin Shaped Smooth Plane I have been told this is Patent # 13575 granted in 1855 to Horace Harris. The cutter is marked Warranted September 18 1853 or 8. It looks as though the adjustable cutter mechanism may have been sold as a unit to be installed in the plane of your choice. The plane it is currently in is unmarked as to maker. There is a small period repair to the side where the cutter adjustment unit looks to have been a bit to wide and the side split out a bit.

The overall condition of the wood body and wedge is otherwise OK. An interesting example of an unusual and hard to find plane.

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PN-ODDADJUST

 Good  . . . . . $325.00

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Marten Doscher Patented October 2 1888 Smooth PlaneMarten Doscher Patented October 2 1888 Smooth Plane Marten Doscher was a mid 19th century plane maker based in New York. He offered a line of typical molding planes that are considered relatively common, but in 1888 he was was granted a patent for this cutter adjustment idea The patent drawing show it installed in a jointer, but here it is in a smooth plane. The nose is stamped with the info. These are unusual and do not turn up very often at all.

The overall condition of the wood body and wedge is OK. An interesting example of an unusual and hard to find plane.

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PN-DOSCHER

 Good  . . . . . $395.00

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3 Worrall Patent Transitional Planes3 Worrall Patent Transitional Planes  The handle on the middle one is a replacement. All could use a bit of a clean. 1857 Worrall Patent Planes, by the Lowell Plane & Tool Co. are one of the earliest patented planes, and said to be the inspiration behind Leonard Baileys designs to come a few years later.

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PN-3WORALL

 Good  . . . . . $1250.00 / Lot of three

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Healds Patent Smooth PlaneHealds Patent Smooth Plane  A. Heald & Sons gets a short write-up and a few pics in Roger Smiths second book. The cast iron adjustment mechanism on this [plane was granted a patent on Nov. 19 1879. Smiths book indicates A. J. Wilkinson of folding draw knife fame was the retail outlet for Healds planes.

The overall condition is good. The sole has a slight concav curve to it. 

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PN-HEALD-SM

 Good . . . . . $550.00

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Heald & Sons Spar PlaneHeald & Sons Milford NH, Spar Plane  A. Heald & Sons gets a short write-up and a few pics in Roger Smiths second book. The cast iron screw to tighten the blade cap was an idea granted a patent although this plane has no markings to that effect. Smiths book indicates Wilkinson of folding draw knife fame was the retail outlet for Healds planes.      

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PN-HEALD-SP

 Good  . . . . . $145.00

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c.1860 - 1870 Mystery Jack  Planec. 1860 Prototype / Mystery Cast Iron Jack Plane  This unusual plane is a mystery. I see no maker marks. It has some interesting design aspects.

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 top. 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!!

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CCC-MYST

Good + . . . . .  $695.00

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Worrall Patent Transitional Jointer PlanLowell 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 sap wood, or a stain. It is not soft, rotten or other damage. Nice, Early & Different!!

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CCC-WOR-26

Fine  . . . . . . . $395.00

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English / Scottish & American
Rabbet & Infill Planes


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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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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SH-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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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.  / Millers Falls / Keen Kutter / 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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# 100 Tailed Block PlaneSargent 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!!

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Good + . . . . . $30.00        SOLD!!

RNO-105

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Sargent 422 (No. 7 Size) Jointer PlaneSargent 422 (No. 7 Size) Jointer Plane   The overall condition is nice enough and no damage to speak of.   A lot of the japanning is gone.  It has been cleaned and looks OK. The rear handle is a replacement and looks OK. The long proper era 2 3/8" wide cutter has a spot of pitting at the top.  The rest is good. 

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Good  . . . . . $60.00

LA-SARG-422

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Sargent 3410 Transitional Smooth PlaneSargent 3410 Type 1 Horseshoe Lateral Transitional Smooth Plane  Clear stamp on the nose of this Type 1 3410 transitional plane w/ horseshoe lateral. This style was only offered for one year in 1891 before they cheapened the design. The long 2" wide cutter is clearly marked and nice. Body is nice and thick. The previous owner let in a metal strip at the throat to keep it from wearing or getting wider. Otherwise a nice little plane.

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LA-SARG-3410

Good  . . . . . $25.00    SOLD!!

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Keen Kutter K5 Jack Plane (Stanley 605 Bed Rock)Keen Kutter K 5 Jack Plane (Stanley 605 Bed Rock) Simmons Hardware contracted out to Stanley to provide their line of bench planes for a few years back around 1910. They opted for the Bed Rock style with the mated frog to body design. They numbered them with a single K and the 5 size. Later Simmons would use Ohio, Sargent and others to make their line of planes. These are usually marked KK 5.

Some light pitting. The wood is OK noting it has remains of a dark finish on it. Cutter is proper and OK. It will detail out to be very nice and will be a great user. A Bed Rock design plane at less than half the price of a typical Stanley model.

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LA-K5

Good  . . . . . $60.00 

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H. S. B. Co. Hibbard Spencer & Bartlett REV-O-NOC No. 5 C Jack PlaneH. S. B. Co. Hibbard Spencer & Bartlett REV-O-NOC No. 5 C Jack Plane  H. S. B. stands for Hibbard, Spencer & Bartlett a regional Midwest Tool & Hardware distributor / retailer based in Chicago. Not much japanning remains. No structural issues.  Nice long, proper marked, tapered cutter.  Good wood. A nice plane that will be a good worker.

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LA-REVNOC-5

Good   . . . . . $40.00

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"B" Plane 9 3/4 Tailed Block Plane"B" Plane 9 3/4 Tailed Block Plane  This 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.

Note, I have put a proper shape, original Rosewood knob on this, and it looks somewhat nicer and more original. 

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B-PLN-934

Fine  . . . . . $395.00

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Union Tool Co. No. 23 Transitional Smooth PlaneUnion 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 good. Nice!!

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UNION-23

Good + . . . . . $40.00

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Vintage 101 Block PlanesTwo 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!

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GIL-S75

Good + . . . . . $15.00 Ea.         Left    SOLD!!

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Two Antique Miniature Block PlanesTwo Miniature Block Planes   On the right is a marked Aluminum copy of a Stanley 101 by Knapp .  On the left, a poor mans Stanley 101 1/2  want-a-be.  Both are a bit different from the norm. 

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GIL-KNAPP                     GIL-101HF

Good + . . . . . $15.00 Ea.

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Wooden Molding Planes


12 Pattern Makers Planes in CasePattern Makers Planes w/ Graduated Radius Bottoms in Wooden Case  There are 12 bodies with graduated radius bottoms.  There are only 10 cutters and wedges.  All housed in a custom made box.  The box has some minor damage on one end. 

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LA-12PAT-PLN

Good  . . . . . $145.00

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