Antique / Vintage & Collectible
On this page you will
find a wide and varied selection of antique woodworking planes and other
antique tools that I am selling on consignment from several large and
diverse tool collections.
I am gong to be listing for sale various
antique and collectible tools from a variety of makers and trades on
this page that originate from those different collections of antique tools.
You will find
patented woodworking planes by makers such as Sargent, Millers Falls Tool Co, Winchester, Keen Kutter, Ohio
Tool, Union Tool, and many others including wooden planes. Stanley Planes will be found on the
Stanley Plane Page.
Some of these companies, Millers Falls
Tool Co., Sargent Tool Co., Union Tool Co, Ohio Tool Co. and others,
produced quality lines of woodworking planes and other tools to compete
with Stanley in the marketplace. Other famous names such as the
Simmons Hardware Co. of Saint Louis MO, whose tools were known as Keen
Kutter Brand, or Winchester of Gun making fame, were for the most part
merely distributors, rarely actually producing any of their own lines
of tools. They contracted or jobbed out production orders to Stanley, Sargent,
Ohio Tool or other tool makers and then marketed their famous and now
very collectible lines of tools depending solely on name
recognition, their reputations and the marketing skills of their salesmen
and distributors to make a profit and stay in the game. Simmons
Hdwe. Co. AKA Keen Kutter did it well, while the Winchester antique
tool story was not as pretty. Their foray into the world of tools
was pretty short lived, hence the relative scarcity of many Winchester
tools except for the reproductions and freshly stamped examples that
In addition to these well known names
there will also be offerings of early Patented
Planes from obscure and lesser known tool makers who also contributed
examples of "better" ideas to the range of vintage collectible
tools that are avidly collected and used today.
There will be rare and desirable patented
woodworking planes from known and recognized makers including Leonard
Bailey as well as a good sampling of quality metal woodworking planes
created by various lesser known makers like Steers, Morris, Davis
Level & Tool
Co. Worrall, Phillips, Standard Rule, and more. These planes are from the era when people like Leonard
Bailey and other entrepreneurs and inventors with the spirit of Yankee ingenuity were producing lines of woodworking tools and patented planes during
the mid to late 1800's for the American consumer and created some wonderful
collectible planes for today's collectors.
below that are highlighted in
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New Additions or Special Gift Ideas.
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- Ohio Tool Co #01 Smooth Plane
- Stanley's Charles Miller 1872 Patent # 50 Bronze Improved Joiners Plow Plane
- Hardt 1893 Patent Smooth Plane from Yuba City California
- Set of 15 Double End Walker Patent Plow Plane Cutters
- Scottish 1/2" Infill Rebate Plane
- Birdsill Holly Patent Jack Plane
- Holly Patent Jointer Plane
- 2 Holly Patent Smooth Planes One An Early Version
- J. Popping / New York Maker Rosewood Infill 1" Rabbet Shoulder Plane
- Tower & Lyon Chaplin Patent # 207 Fore Plane
- Several Different Size Worrall Patent Transitional Planes
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Sargent began producing and marketing
woodworking planes in 1884 even though they had been in business for
many years prior to that producing hardware, locks and other metal products.
During their early years they produced a line of planes that rivaled Stanley in design, quality and popularity. Later, near the end
plane production years, (post WWII) they made
planes for outfits like Sears / Dunlap and the quality slipped (as
did Stanley's) during these later years. Most of the planes offered
below date from the 30's or before, during the period that they produced
high quality planes for the market that have become
popular with both users and tool collectors.
Millers falls came into the woodworking plane marketplace
late in the game, but due to their reputation and experience producing
other quality tools for
years they had a loyal following.
Many of their planes are hard to differentiate from their Stanley counterparts
in look or quality, and most are considerably harder to find than the
Stanley version. You will not
be disappointed with them to use
or to collect.
Ohio Tool Co. was a major competitor of
Stanley and produced a
similar line of metal planes to Stanley as well. They also
produced a few unique and rare
Union Tool co. also produced a line
of planes similar to Stanleys before being
gobbled up by them. Stanley continued to sell this line of
and tools as a second line
for a number of years before dropping the name and line altogether.
- Sargent #407 Smooth Plane
- Sargent # 79 Duplex Rabbet Plane
- Sargent # 5307 Block Plane
- Sargent 507 Rabbet Block Plane
- Sargent Type 2 # 418 Fore Plane
- Sargent 422 C VBM / Very Best Made Corrugated Bottom Jointer Plane
- Keen Kutter / Simmons Hardware K 5 1/2 C Corrugated Bottom Large Jack Plane (Bedrock 605 1/2 C)
- Keen Kutter / Simmons Hardware K 5 Smooth Plane (Bedrock 605)
- Millers Falls # 17 Block Plane
- Winchester 3092 Block Plane
- Winchester 3091 Block Plane (Stanley # 103)
- Winchester Arms Co. No. 3075 Scraper Plane
- Winchester 3093 Block Plane
- Ohio Tool Co #01 Smooth Plane
- Ohio Tool Co. #0220 Block Plane
- #5 C Corrugated Bottom Jack Plane marked "NY Guarantee Warranted to Please or Money Back"
- Miniature Brass Instrument Makers Plane
- # 75 Hook Scraper
Woodworking Planes have been known since the times of
the Pharaohs in Egypt and perhaps before. The antique wooden planes
on this page
are mostly American or English with a small sampling from
other parts of Europe
The history of American made wooden planes begins in
New England with such famous names as C. Chelor, I. Nicholson,
I. Jones and a host of other 18th century documented wooden plane makers. There has been a lot of research done on
early American planes and their makers, and those books are still available
and worth a read.
In general wooden planes made after about 1820 or so
are considered "late" and the designation "early" is applied only to
18th century planes or those made prior to that date. Mass production
of wooden planes by tool companies such as Ohio tool, Sandusky tool,
and Auburn Tool Co began after the first quarter of the 19th century
and in the mid 1800's. Their production continued to just after
the turn of the 20th century when makers/ manufacturers either changed
to metal bodied planes or dropped out of the business all together.
In addition to the mega makers of wooden planes, there
are hundreds of smaller known and documented plane makers who were producing
countless numbers of, and different varieties of wooden planes, for use
by trades people. The amount
of information available is beyond the scope of this page, but the best
book on the subject, which is still in print, is the continuation of Pollack's
ground breaking books by Thomas Elliot.
and wood molding planes can encompass a variety of forms and functions.
From transitional planes that incorporated wooden bodies and metal
fittings to plow planes and molding planes from earlier
Finding early planes by known but obscure makers is a challenge
today, as the sources have all but dried up and the demand is high.
The days of 18th century planes popping up or coming out of a local
garage or barn are for all intent or purposes
are over. Even nice examples of wooden molding planes by later makers and companies
are becoming harder and harder to find. Common profiles,
like individual hollows & rounds, or simple rabbets are still readily
available and can be bought for 10.00 or less at major tool shows or
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- C. E. Chelor Living in Wrentham Molding Plane - 1st Documented
Black / African American - Freed Slave Plane Maker
- Auburn Tool Co Beech Handled Plow Plane
- Winsted Plane Co. Rosewood and Boxwood Handled Plow Plane
- Ebony & Boxwood Plow Plane
- Rosewood & Boxwood Plow Plane
- Ohio Tool Co # 96 1/2 Beech Plow Plane
- D. R. Barton / Rochester NY Ivory Tipped Rosewood Plow Plane
- Several sets of Plow Plane Cutters
- Several Different Examples of Worrall Patent Multiform Planes
- Misc Wooden Molding Planes w/ Some Nice Complex Profiles * *
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