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Number 8 Bailey Jointer

ST150666 Number 8 Bailey Jointer A sweeheart marked Stanley 8 with a full original iron and 95% or more of the original japanning. The sides and sole have a light to medium patina. This is a particularly nice example that should suite the discerning user. Sold




Number 21 12 in. combination Square

ST150647 Number 21 12 in. combination Square A nice as found example from the 1930s. It has a few scattered stains but it should clean to about Fine- $55






Number 605C Bedrock Jack Plane

ST150651 Number 605C Bedrock Jack Plane A dirtly as found Stanley Bedrock corrugated jack plane. The sides and sole have a dark patina and the japanning is largely gone. The wood has no damage. The blade the scarce 1930s type that has a patent date in the logo. The cap iron just says Stanley. This plane will make a great user but it will never been a collector's grade tool. Good Sold



Number 68 Carpenter

ST150655 Number 68 Carpenter's Rule A four-fold, 24" boxwood carpenter's rule.Dark and worn. Free to the first person who orders it along with any other tool that is not free. G- Sold





Number 71 1/2 Router

ST150656 Number 71 1/2 Router This is the sought after closed throat version with the fancy casting. The nickel seems to be all gone but this is a good honest tool. It only has the 1/4" wide blade with it. A great user and one of the most attractive Stanley tools. G+ Sold




Number 12 Scraper Plane

ST150662 Number 12 Scraper Plane A nice as found Stanley 12 with the original blade marked with the block letter logo. The brass is crisp and untouched. The body has a medium dark patina and is also in crisp condition. The handle is not as good as the rest of the tool. It has scratches in the finish, and might have an old extra coat of lacquer on it. The handle held the condition down to G+ $99



6" Bevel

ST150663 6" Bevel This is an early example with the 1897 patent date on the blade. It is as found and the blade has light oxidation overall, but it should clean OK and make a great user. These small ones are very handy. G+ $22




Number 100 Picture Framers Mitre Saw

SA150631 Number 100 Picture Framers Mitre Saw A complete example of this most useful of tools. If you are serious about picture frames, this is what I use and I don't know of a better solution. With the special rule and stop, you can duplicate pieces very quickly and accurately. Also, you can quickly measure molding using the inside dimension. No more cacculating the outside dimension from the canvas size. Finding these complete like this is hard. It has the rule, the stop, and the original saw, marked made for Stanley by SImmons. It is a later exampe with the blue paint. Fine- Sold


Number 220 Block Plane

ST15065 Number 220 Block Plane This is an unused Stanley 220 in the original box. The box has a sweetheart logo but I think that the plane is 1930s. The blade is very clearly unused. The sides and sole of the plane have a medium patina. The rest of the plane rates fine, and if you carefully cleaned the sides and sole, the rating would come up a bit, perhaps all the way to fine. A great user in great condition. G+ $48



Number 2 Trammel Points

ST15067 Number 2 Trammel Points A crisp pair of trammels with the pencil holder. The brass is crisp and retains much of the original lacquer. The thumbscrews have the delicate old knurling that you just don't see anymore. They are on a short beam that was made by a collector. A superb pair. (These stand approximately 4 1/4" high. ) Fine Sold



Number 4 1/2C Smoothing Plane

ST150610 Number 4 1/2C Smoothing Plane A lovely example that would have been made about 1902, as it has the 2 1902 patent dates in the sole, but not the third date. Nice as found condiiton needing only a very light cleaning. It retains about 80% of the original iron with the Pat. Apr. 19, '92 logo. There are some inititials stamped into the right side by a previous owner. The bare metal surfaces have a pleasing, even, light to medium patina. A very nice quality plane for a user. G+ $129


#49 Bit Gauge

ST150613 #49 Bit Gauge A pre-war tool in the original box. the box label has a bit of loss. The only visible wear on the tool is some minor wear on the base where it touches the workpiece. Fine $39





Book:  Stanley Tools "55" Plane and How to Use It.

ST150617 Book: Stanley Tools "55" Plane and How to Use It. This is a bound book put out by Stanley on the 55. It is not the manual that came with the plane, as far as I know, but the contents appear to be the same. It is 23 pages with one color plate. The copywrite date is 1914. The cover is a heavy embossed paper. Worn but intact and rare. Good Sold




Number 12 Scraper Plane Number 12 Scraper Plane

ST150625 Number 12 Scraper Plane This is a crisp as found Stanley 12. It has the original lacquer on the thumbscrews and the original Stanley marked blade, with the big block letters mark. The detractors are that it has some light bubbling in the japanning. I don't know what caused that but it is form of deterioration. Also, there is a hang hole drilled. This is a fantastic user that is as good as a collector's piece but for the hang hole and the minor issue with the finish, which made it $40 less. G+ Sold


Number 113 Compass Plane

ST150628 Number 113 Compass Plane A nice as found example. There is some old dried grease, or perhaps it is sap, on the sole, but the sole is rust free and will be nice and bright when this is cleaned off with some kind of solvent. The rest of the plane has a nice patina. The handle shows significant wear to the japanning, but elsewhere it is pretty good. Overall this is a really nice example of the early sidewheel adjuster style 113 that is not priced like a pristine example. G+ $179


Number 10 Jack Rabbet

ST150634 Number 10 Jack Rabbet This is a nice late 19th Century Stanley rabbet with the April 19, '92 logo blade. The body has a medium patina but it does have the hint of having been touched with a soft wire wheel. That ruins it for a sophisticated collector but it is still a great user piece with about 70% or more of the original iron left. G+ Sold



Number 60 1/2 Low Angle Block Plane

ST150559 Number 60 1/2 Low Angle Block Plane A nice as found example from the 1950s with a pleasing medium patina. There is a bit of japanning missing on the upper edge of the lever cap , but the japanning still rates about 95%. The blade looks like it still has the factory grind. G+ $59




12-060 Block Plane

ST150578 12-060 Block Plane A new in the box Stanley English made block plane, the modern equivalent to a 60 1/2. The English plant is closed now, but I would guess that this plane is no older than 1980. The original price on it was $49.99. Fine+ $45




Number 42 Saw Set

ST150582 Number 42 Saw Set A pristine example with much of the original decal still on the handle. Fine Sold






Everlasting Chisel Set

ST150588 Everlasting Chisel Set This is an original matched set of Everlast chisels. I am not sure what number they are, but they are not the common butt chisel size, and are more of a standard length. The sizes are 1/8", 3/8", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2", & 2". They ranged in length from 9 3/4" for the 1/8" to 10 1/4" for the 2" size. The edges on these chisels are all abused and every one needs to be reground and sharpened. These came to us from a picker who bought them at an estate sale in Syracuse NY and they have never been in the hands of a collector. The handles all have a nice even patina. G+ $695


Number 4C Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST150526 Number 4C Bailey Smoothing Plane A little used 1950s Stanley corrugated smoothing plane in the original box. Like most homeowner planes, the edge looks like it was never honed, but it was used and there is a nick in the edge. If you don't own a grinder, it is not so bad that you can't hone it out. The plane has very light surface oxidation overall but should easily clean to at least G++ $89



Number 3 Bailey Smoothing Plane Number 3 Bailey Smoothing Plane Number 3 Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST150531 Number 3 Bailey Smoothing Plane A lovely untouched Stanley #3 smoothing plane from the 1880s. This plane has a lovely even medium patina, and would rate a bit higher, but for some blotch staining on the sole. This is one of the earliest lateral adjust Baileys. It retains about 3/4 of the original half-moon trademark iron and about 85% of the original japanning. Finding such an early Stanley #3 in this lovely untouched condition is a rare find. This plane is about 40 years older than a sweetheart plane, and was made before Otto Lilienthal made the first flights with a heavier-than-air flying machine, now known as an airplane, to put it in perspective. G+ Sold


Number 923 10" Brace

ST150536 Number 923 10" Brace This is a high-quality Stanley brace with a ball bearing head. The wood is stained hardwood, so it is a post-war brace. As found and needing to be cleaned off with wax, it is a high quality user that would be more expensive, but no more functional, if it had rosewood. G+ Sold




Number 110 Block Plane

ST150540 Number 110 Block Plane A barely used Stanley 110 from the 1950s. the original box is falling apart and is pretty much worthless. The plane is untouched and very clean. The blade has never been sharpened, but clearly has been used, but very little. Fine $30




Number 92 Butt & Rabbet Gauge

ST150543 Number 92 Butt & Rabbet Gauge This is a very early example of this tool, and is marked "STANLEY, Pat Pen'g". There is an old chip out of the head near the thumbscrew. Otherwise it is in nice as found condition. G+ $85





Number 12 Scraper Plane

ST150545 Number 12 Scraper Plane A crisp as found example with a nice untouched patina. The blade is not marked, but I believe it to be the original blade and it too has a lovely patina. The crisp brass nuts still have their original lacquer. A connoisseur grade example. Fine- Sold




Number 79 Side Rabbet Plane

ST150548 Number 79 Side Rabbet Plane An apparently unused English made example with the full width depth stop on the back side. Not all that old, probably made in the 70s or 80s. Essentially as new condition. Fine+ $75





Number 113 Iron Circular Plane

ST150552 Number 113 Iron Circular Plane A barly used example in the original box. I call this a compass plane, but the label on the box calls it an "Iron Circular Plane". The plane has some patches of very light surface oxidation from poor storage. This will clean right off, but will probably leave some staining behind. It is a sweetheart marked example. This is a tool that I don't see in the box too often. The box shows wear and all four corners have been torn out. Three corners have been taped with brown paper tape but it has torn out again in one and the other was never taped. G++ $275


No. 30A Yankee Spiral Ratchet Screw Driver

ST150557 No. 30A Yankee Spiral Ratchet Screw Driver An apparenly unused example in the original box with the three original bits in an envelope. This is as good as it gets. The box is also bright and nice. Fine+ $65





Number 91 Twin-Beam Marking & Mortice Gauge

ST15051 Number 91 Twin-Beam Marking & Mortice Gauge A classic pre-War Stanley cast iron and steel gauge in nice as found condition. The nickel plating is about 85%. A good honest example. G+ Sold





Number H1217 Handyman Hand Drill

ST15055 Number H1217 Handyman Hand Drill A clean untouched example in the original box. The box has a torn out corner on the top and one on the bottom. Fine Sold





Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST15058 Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane An especially nice as found Stanley 4 from the teens, with a near full V trademark iron and the 3 patent dates cast into the bead. It has a nice medium patina overall that I find very appealing. The sole is a bit light in color, which is to be expected. An example for the discerning user who won't settle for one of the modern knock-offs just becaue they come sharpened and are readily available. G++ $119


Number 923 8" Brace

ST150517 Number 923 8" Brace This is a very clean brace with the original sticker on the top of the head. It is a post-War brace, probably 1950s, so the wood is stained hardwood and the finish is a bit chipped on the handle. I might have gone to Fine- otherwise. A nice, good quality brace for a modest price. G++ Sold




#18 Knuck Joint Block Plane

ST150462 #18 Knuck Joint Block Plane A relatively early example with the Stanley Rule and Level in a half moon shape on the blade. As found with a medium-dark patina on the sides and the blade. The sole is not as patinated. A nice honest user plane for a reasonable price. G+ Sold




Yankee No. 31A Sprital Ratchet Screw Driver

ST150466 Yankee No. 31A Sprital Ratchet Screw Driver A large Yankee screwdriver in the original box with the original three bits. The top is the metal reinforced version but the bottom has been taped at the corners. A nice lean tool that has seen very little use. G++ $55




Number 87 Rabbetting Shave

ST150470 Number 67 Rabbetting Shave This is a nice clean early example with the "Pat. Feb 25, '96" mark on the blade. It currently has the flat sole installed and the compassed sole is missing. Both the sole and the fence have about all of their original nickel, but the rest of the tool has nickel loss and is duller. Clearly these two items were installed not that long ago. This is actually quite a handy tool and is priced as a user. The the flat sole and the fence alone are worth the asking price, as these are the two parts that are usually missing. G++ Sold


Number 95 Edge Trimming Block Plane

ST150476 Number 95 Edge Trimming Block Plane An early example with the gothic script and the early blade logo. Retains about 70% of the original japanning. It came to us from a workshop and is sharp and ready to use. G+ $109





Number 5C Jack Plane

ST150480 Number 5C Jack Plane This is a little used Stanley jack plane from the late 1950s. It still has a rosewood tote and knob. It has a medium patina and needs a light cleaning. The japanning looks to be all there and will be bright when it is waxed. The blade has not been ground for use as a jack plane, but that is typical of these little used planes that were just bought to plane the occassional door. G+ $75



Number 80M Ramshorn Scraper

ST150481 Number 80M Ramshorn Scraper A probably unused example in the original box. The M version is made from malleable iron, which is much less likely to break if dropped. They are not common. The tool is is flawless. The box lid is very nice. The box bottom has tear along one of the lower edges. A connoisseur example. Fine+ Sold




Number 112 Scraper Plane

ST150483 Number 112 Scraper Plane A crisp and beautiful example that has been loveling cleaned by a collector. It has the original blade with the Stanley in block letters stampled into it. Its only flaw that I can see is a small piece of wood missing from the upper left edge of the tote spur. For the user who wants to use the best. G++ Sold





Number 148 T&G Plane Number 148 T&G Plane

ST150487 Number 148 T&G Plane This is an apparetnly unused plane in an original box. The box might be older than the plane, because the label is an older style label, but with a small production tool like this, they might have been using up the labels for some time, so I am really not sure on this one. The box is good, with one torn corner and normal wear. The tool is great. The blades don't appear to have ever been honed. Fine Sold


Number 78 Moving  Fillester Plane

ST150490 Number 78 Moving Fillester Plane This is a sweetheart marked example in the original box. There is some surface corrosion on the sides from being in contact with the box. That should clean somewhat but as it is I can only rate it G+ Sold





Number 3 Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST150493 Number 3 Bailey Smoothing Plane A lovely as found Stanley 3 smoothing plane from about 1902-1905. It has about 85% left of the original 1892 patent date blade. The sole has two patent dates on it and it predates the frog adjusting screw, which all help me to date it within a few years. For the discerning user or collector. G++ $109




Number 45 Combination Plane Number 45 Combination Plane Number 45 Combination Plane

ST150498 Number 45 Combination Plane A complete Stanley sweetheart marked 45 in the original painted tin box with the folding lid. The original screwdriver is still with the plane, as are the extra spurs along with what is left of the envelope that carried them. The plane has seen very little use judging from the wear on the fence. The original instructions are all that I can see that is missing from how it was originally shipped. The blade box lid has one corner torn out but the blades are all very clean, as is the plane. Fine- $329


Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST150430 Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane A pristine and barely used Stanley sweetheart number 4 with the original box. The decal is intact on the tote. The lacquer finish on the wood is perfect and the metal has a pleasing light patina. This is perhaps the nicest pre-War number 4 that I have had. It is as close to going back 90 years and buying it new as you can come today. The box is not great. It has stains on the top, a tear, and the corners are worn with one torn out completely. The label is very good. Fine Sold


Number 40 1/2 Scrub Plane

ST150436 Number 40 1/2 Scrub Plane A sweetheart marked example in good honest as found condition. The blade is nicely ground and just needs to be honed and you can go to work with it. G+ Sold





Number 5C Corrugated Jack Plane

ST150440 Number 5C Corrugated Jack Plane A very nice sweetheart marked Stanley 5C with nice medium patina on the bare surfaces and about 98% of the original japanning. The wood is very nice with most of the original varnish. For a 90 or so year old plane it is in a select minority that have remained this nice. This one just has a single 1910 patent date in the bed, for those of you who watch these things. G++ Sold



Number 12 Scraper Plane

ST150444 Number 12 Scraper Plane A great user example, this Stanley 12 has a replaced blade by Richardson Bros, the Newark NJ saw maker. The blade is in itself a rare item. The plane has a medium patina and is in nice as found condition. It is not pristine enough for a serious collector but should make any user proud. G+ Sold




Number 80 Ramshorn Scraper

ST150446 Number 80 Ramshorn Scraper A very clean as found example that is sweetheart marked and has the original sweetheart iron. The decal is also perfect. This is as good as it gets for a pre-war example. Fine- Sold





Number 72 Chamfer Plane Number 72 Chamfer Plane Number 72 Chamfer Plane Number 72 Chamfer Plane

ST150451 Number 72 Chamfer Plane An as found example of this scarce plane. I am not sure how to tell what type this is, but it is an early one with the bead at the base of the front knob. There is some medium pitting on the bare metal surface of the right side. A nice honest example. G+ Sold




Number 606 Bedrock Fore Plane Number 606 Bedrock Fore Plane

ST150457 Number 606 Bedrock Fore Plane A nice as found Stanley Bedrock from about 1900, with the wider base tote an dthe 1892 patent date blade logo. The blade is full original length. The plane has a pleasing medium patina overall. There is some white paint spattered on the bed and a small amount smeared on the tote under the spur. As it is, it rates a strong G+ Sold



Number 81 Scraper Plane

ST150460 Number 81 Scraper Plane A nice as found example with 95% plus of the original nickel remaining and a good rosewood sole. The blade has the etching of a Disston number 7 saw right in the middle of it, clearly having been carefully made from an old Disston saw. I am sure that this blade will work great, but we do sell replacement blades for this tool made by Ron Hock. One of my personal favorite Stanley designs. G+ $75



Number 47 Adjustable Bit Gauge

ST150426 Number 47 Adjustable Bit Gauge I have 1 of these left, on the original card, with the original box that once held 6 gauges. This is a really handy and clever bit gauge because it doesn't marr the work like other more rigid bit gauges are prone to do. NOS Sold



Bell System B

ST150383 Bell System B A nice clean 10" brace. I don't know which model brace this is but it is a higher-end quality model. It does have plastic handles and is probably from the 1950s. It is mostly as found, but somebody made a very lazy effort to clean the body with steel wool. This was only in one area and they gave up. It is not obtrusive. A great user brace. G+ $49



Number 60 1/2 Low Angle Block Plane

ST150385 Number 60 1/2 Low Angle Block Plane A 1930s example that has been used but cared for. The blade has been ground like a jack plane, with a curvature to the edge. I have never seen that done before, but before I straightened the edge, I would try it. I have found that the old timers usually knew what they were about. There are two filed notches in the right side which were probably intended as a form of owner's mark. A nice honest user for a modest price. G+ Sold


Number 9 1/4 Block Plane

ST150339 Number 9 1/4 Block Plane A crisp, used once, 1960s example in the origina box. I say with confidence, used once, because the blade has the original factory grind and has never been honed, but there is a shallow chip in the edge. This is the hallmark of a homeowner buying the plane and using it once. There is a price sticker still on the lever cap of $4.19 from S. Klein hardware. Needs a light dusting but could pass for new except for the cutting edge chip. The box has some wear but is still G++ except for an oil stain on the top of the lid. Fine $59


Number 7 Bailey Jointer

ST150360 Number 7 Bailey Jointer A superb Stanley jointer from about 1900 with the wide base tote and a full original iron with the 1892 patent date logo. The surface has great patina. The japanning is bright and clean, but there is one small spot that looks to have been touched up by a collector. This plane is in the top 2%. G++ Sold




Number 9 Cabinetrmaker Number 9 Cabinetrmaker Number 9 Cabinetrmaker

ST150362 Number 9 Cabinetmaker's Mitre Plane It has been a long time since I have seen a Stanley #9 turn up out of the woodwork, but this is a #9 just as our picker found it at a flea market table in Pennsylvania. It is crisp and little used, but needs a careful cleaning. It has a full original sweeheart iron and of course the covetted hot dog. When properly cleaned it should rate higher than its current G+ Sold



Number 59-200 1 1/4 pound Hatchet

ST150365 Number 59-200 1 1/4 pound Hatchet This hatchet has a worn sticker on it that reads "Jobmaster Axe" One can also make out "Made in USA" on the worn sticker. I would call this a hatchet but you could call it a hand axe. It is marked on the handle 1 1/4 pound, which seems to be the head weight. It is as found and not all that old. I would guess 1970s but you might know better. Certainly a good user that is still US made, i.e. quality. G++ $49


Number 605 Bedrock Jack Plane

ST150292 Number 605 Bedrock Jack Plane A clean sweetheart era Stanley Bedrock jack plane with more than half of the original sweetheart marked iron remaining. The iron has been properly radiused for use as a jack plane. The rear tote is a new replacement from the ones that we sell. It is an accurate replacement except that they are made from beech, which is environmentally friendly. The front knob is an original stanley, but the finish is worn and dull and it has cracks in it. If you would rather a new repro, I would be happy to switch it for you, but we only have the front knobs in rosewood (I know that sounds screwy, don't ask.). There is a hang hole drilled in the rear. I have priced this plane to move as a user. G+ Sold


Book:  Boxwood & Ivory - Stanley Traditional Rules 1855...

ST150250 Book: Boxwood & Ivory - Stanley Traditional Rules 1855... The seminal work on the rule of the Stanley Rule and Level Company, wirtten by Philip Stanley and published in 1984. Printed in the US. 188 pages and hardboard. This is a new copy and even the dust jacket is still pristine. New $99




Number 21 Combination Square

ST150258 Number 21 Combination Square A lovely sweetheart marked example that has been carefully cleaned by a collector. Most of the nickel remains with a pleasing light patina on the bare surfaces. G++ Sold





Number 12 Square

ST150263 Number 12 Square A 6" type 1 try square that has been nicely cleaned by a collector and retains about 90%+ of the original japanning. It is marked with the patent date but not marked Stanley, as is typical. There is a small kink in the lower edge of the blade around an inch out from the stock. It is usable as is but could probably be hammered out pretty easily. This early model is quite scarce in my experience. G+ $38


Number 220 Block Plane

ST150266 Number 220 Block Plane This is a 1950s plane in the box. The box is really shot. The plane has some white paint spattered on the cap, but if you can pick this off, the plane will rate fine. The blade has never been honed, but has nicks on the edge, the classic sign of a homeowner owned plane. It was probably used once. It just needs that blade to be reground. G++ $45



Number 90 Bullnose

ST150270 Number 90 Bullnose An as found sweetheart marked #90 with about 90%+ original nickel and 95% or so original blade. There is a very small hairline crack on the upper guide rail that I did not see until just now. It won't hurt a thing, but it means that we are losing money on this one. Still a great user. G+ Sold




Number 16 Mitre Square

ST150281 Number 16 Mitre Square A nice as found example with a medium patina on the bare metal surfaces and most of the original nickel remaining. G+ Sold





Catalog Reprint:  Stanley Tools Catalogue Number 120

ST131214 Catalog Reprint: Stanley Tools Catalogue Number 120 A pristine copy of the hardbound catalog reprint of the Stanley Sweetheart catalog from 1923. Produced by my friend Roger Smith, this is the single best Stanley catalog reprint ever done. Pristine condition. Fine+ $20




Number 65 Chamfer Shave

ST150227 Number 65 Chamfer Shave A nice as found example of the earliest style Stanley chamfer shave. The blade has the Stanley Rule & Level with the patent date in a circle, which is the first style marking for this tool and is nice to find. This tool is from Tom Lamond's personal collection. Tom was the leading authority on American spokeshaves and wrote the definitive reference on the subject. Nice smooth patina on the bare metal surfaces, like a sophisticated collector likes to see. G++ $145


Number 12 Scraper Number 12 Scraper

ST150132 Number 12 Scraper This is an as found #12 that has a nice medium patina on the bare metal surfaces. You could clean it lightly but I really would not do much. Somebody has filed the Roman numberal 9 into one side. It will make a great user and we are selling it with a new Hock blade from our stock. G+ $99




Number 29 Pre-Lateral Fore Plane

ST141268 Number 29 Pre-Lateral Fore Plane A 20" wood-bodied fore plane. I generally don't bother with the type studies of Stanley planes, but this one was early enough that I was intrigued. Anyway, according to the type study in PTAMPIA V1, this is a type 4 plane. This is from the early days of Stanley's plane making business. The plane is in untouched condition, with a near full iron and a sole that is not all worn out. There are scratched in the sole from misuse, but finding an untouched Stanely wood-bodied plane of this vintage is quite unusual. It is pretty dirty now but it should clean up to at least G+ $165


Number 79 Side Rabbet Plane

ST141274 Number 79 Side Rabbet Plane A sweetheart marked number 79 with about half the nickel gone. It looks like the nicke has been peeling rather than wearing off and the blades look to be about full original length. A great user grade example from the 1920s. G+ $75




Number 4 Pre-Lateral Bailey Smoothing Plane Number 4 Pre-Lateral Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST141244 Number 4 Pre-Lateral Bailey Smoothing Plane This is a lovely early Stanley smoothing plane, with the half moon logo and the patent date inside the adjuster knob. It has a lovely medium to dark untouched patina. The only flaw is a chip, and I do mean a chip, off of the top of the tote horn. The tote has that elegant early shape. A great example from the early years of the classic Bailey plane. G+ Sold



Number 3 Trammel Points

ST141215 Number 3 Trammel Points A crisp pair of Stanley Trammels on the original beam. There is some very minor surface rust on one of the points, which is why I gave it the minus. They are probably unused with the original factory grind on the points. Fine- $149




Number 7 Bailey Pre-Lateral Jointer

ST141156 Number 7 Bailey Pre-Lateral Jointer This is a nice as found early Stanley jointer. It has a medium to dark patina overall but no rust and will clean beautifully. The iron, with half moon logo, looks to be nearly full length and of course this is the early chip breaker with the patent on it. The adjustting nut is the hollow style with the patent date inside. The japanning is about 60% but has scattered losses evenly spread overall. Pre-lateral jointers don't come up all that often and this one is fresh to the market, never owned by a collector. There can't be too many of these 19th Century Stanleys still floating around outside of collections. G+ Sold


Number 5 1/2 Bailey Jumbo Jack Plane

ST141134 Number 5 1/2 Bailey Jumbo Jack Plane A circa 1950 Stanley large jack plane that has been nicely waxed by a collector. The body is smooth and rust free, but it does have some staining on the sole. the rosewood has some scratches in the varnish, and a few very small chips in the upper edge of the tote spur. The blade is full and the lever cap is bright and clean. A great user and a very strong G+ Sold



Traut

ST141142 Traut's 1871 Patent Bevel A 10" cast iron bevel with walnut panels. Not marked but made by Stanley and quite scarce. Its been cleaned up by a collector, but not a bad job. It is not a pristine tool and it looks very good now for the condition that it is in, which is about average. I have seen these sell for up to $400 but our consignor told me to get it sold. G+ $195



Number 65 Chamfer Shave

ST141071 Number 65 Chamfer Shave An early example in as found condition of the classic Stanley chamfering shave. A brilliant tool by any measure. This one has a dark patina but it is ready to use as soon as you sharpen it up. G+ Sold





Number 55 Combination Plane Number 55 Combination Plane Number 55 Combination Plane

ST141073 Number 55 Combination Plane A Stanley 55 from about 1915 in the original chestnut box with the slidining lid. It has the original screwdriver, but the instructions are a reprint. One blade is missing, the #45 hollow blade, and the screw that holds on the little shoe that goes on the auxillary center. I have never needed to use this piece. I thought that I had an extra shoe around somewhere with the screw in it, but I couldn't find it. If it turns up I will put the screw on. Otherwise a nice example for a modest price. G+ Sold


Number 116 Mitre Box

ST14105 Number 116 Mitre Box A barely used, if at all, example, in the original box from the 1950s. There are nicks in the paint on the wood, but from the parts moving around in the box, not from use. Still has the original instructions in the box. The box is taped and is a bit tatty. Fine- $50




Number 45 Combination Plane

ST140922 Number 45 Combination Plane This is a remarkably complete 45 in the original box. These planes were original shipped with two pieces of wood, which held the plane in position in the box. This plane has both of those pieces, which are very scarce. It also has the original instructions, screwdriver, and the envelope with extra spurs. The worst news is that there is some light wear on the fence, including a sliver missing on the upper edge which kept me from going to a Fine- rating. The plane was clearly used, but carefully. The box is well work and pretty tatty. I would have priced it higher but for the state of the box. G++ $339


Number 85 Scraper Plane Number 85 Scraper Plane

140936 Number 85 Scraper Plane A nice example that needs only a light cleaning. The hold down screw is sweetheart marked. There is a split in the hande at the front of the base, that is tight and is not an issue. Otherwise without complaint and a lovely example that should clean to better than G+ $585




Number 24 Shelley Pat. Square

ST140663 Number 24 Shelley's Pat. Square This is an early example of the square and bevel combination square and is marked "Stanley Rule & Level Co., Pat. April 5, 1864". As found condition with a dark patina on the blade. The mark was never strong and is hard to read. The brass thumbscrew wings are bent a little from being overtightened. The square is 6" by 9". This is not a pristine tool but is a nice example that you could use or collect. G+ $119


Square

ST150642 Square This is a 6" square in as found condition. The rosewood will clean nicely with some wax, and the brass looks nice now. The steel blade is rusty overall and is beyond my usual cleaning methods. Even the tecnique of scraping the blade will probably not be enough. Having said that, it will be fine as a user. Free to the first person who oder it along with another Stanley tool. Good $0



Number 110 Block Plane

ST140324 Number 110 Block Plane This is a very clean example in the original box. The thumb nut that locks the blade has lost some of its japanning, but probably just from poor adhesion, not from use. Otherwise it would rate Fine. The box is pretty rough. It is a 1950s era plane. G++ $49




Number 90 Bullnose Plane

ST140138 Number 90 Bullnose Plane A nice as found example with better than 95% of the original nickel remaining. The blade is about 80% or better remaining. A good US made example, probably from the 1950s. Could use some light cleaning. G+ $95




604 Bedrock Smoothing Plane 604 Bedrock Smoothing Plane

ST140129 604 Bedrock Smoothing Plane This is a flat-sided Bedrock smoother for the user on a budget. It has a stained hardwood rear tote and the front knob has a chip at the base. The whole plane has been terribly overcleaned and the sole and sides have been lapped. There are hairline cracks at both sides of the mouth. These are old and stable, and I wouldn't worry about them. If you want a good user Bedrock for a song, this is it. Good $99


Number 220 Block Plane

ST131232 Number 220 Block Plane A crisp and hardly used example in the original box. The box is tatty but the plane is very nice and untouched. From the 50s or perhaps 60s. G++ $55





Number 81 Scraper

ST131222 Number 81 Scraper A classic Stanley rosewood soled scraper. Retains about 85% of the original nickel. The blade is a period replacement, marked E. C. Atkins, Silver Steel. These are very useful tools. G+ $65





Yankee Ratchet 30A

ST130871 Yankee Ratchet 30A A very clean example in the original box with the original bit envelope, with the three bits. The label says that North Brothers is a division of Stanley Tools. The box is only about Good or maybe G+, but the tool is Fine- $59




Number 60 Spokeshave Number 60 Spokeshave

ST13085 Number 60 Spokeshave This is an early example of the famous Stanley double spokesave. It is not marked Stanley, only "Patent, June 19, 1866. It is as found and retains about 1/2 of the original finish. There is a crack, that I can't explain, on the sole. It doesn't impact its use in any way. I will point it out in a photo since it is hard to describe. Good $30



Number 90 Bullnose Plane

ST130352 Number 90 Bullnose Plane A V-trademark (1910s) example with about 90% or what is probably the original blade. A good sound plane, but the nickel is coming off. It looks like the nickel didn't adhere well when it was made and has more peeled off than worn off. It has about 40-50% of the original nickel left, but it is blotchy and would not appeal to a collector. Thus the user price for an early US made example of this most desirable of Stanley planes. G+ $85


Number 8 Bailey Jointer - Prelateral

ST130360 Number 8 Bailey Jointer - Prelateral A nice as found Stanley jointer with 80-90% original japanning and a nice medium-dark patina. The original blade is well worn but still has 3/4" left to the hole. This is a wonderful honest example of a 19th Century Stanley jointer. Clearly a usable plane, but I would expect a collector to jump on this one. Reduced: G+ Sold



Blades for Number 1 Plane in Box

ST130368 Blades for Number 1 Plane in Box A box of 3 new old stock blades in the original box. The box once held 6 blades according to the label. It is a steel reinforced corner box and the blades have the later Stanley logo. I am not sure when the are from but probably the 1940s or 50s. Untouched condition with some old dry grease on the blades, which would likely pass for mint if this grease is cleaned off. The box shows wear and rates G+. Fine $165


Number 9 1/2 Block Plane

ST130271 Number 9 1/2 Block Plane A crisp, clean example from the late 50s or 60s with the original hang tag from a "Orgill Bros. & Co," The blade looks to me like it has been honed, but is still the original factory grind. The bare metal surfaces have been cleaned, but respectfully done. Fine- Sold






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ST110459 Number 94 Cabinetmaker's Rabbet Plane This is as good as it gets with these. It retains about 97% of its original bright nickel. The blade looks to be full, and has the logo with the 1897 and 1900 patents. The nickel is superb on the left side but has some wear and bubbling on the left side. The term wear is probably a misnomer, as the plane has seen little if any use and the lost nickel is the result of poor adhesion. This is the connoisseur's example of this scarce plane. Fine- Sold





Antique Stanley Tool

ST100640 Number 93 Cabinetmaker's Rabbet Plane This is the early style with the cast iron adjustment, with 100% original bright nickel. This is as close to mint as it is possible for a 100 year old tool to be. This must be as fine an example as exists in the world of this early style 93. For the true connoisseur. Fine+ Sold



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ST90520 Stanley Tools 1927 S50 Catalog This is a small 55 page booklet style catalog. I am not an expert on these but I don't recall seeing this one before. It is marked on the back "Copyright 1927 S50" and has the sweetheart logo. The original owner put his name and the date on the cover with a pencil. Nice original condition. Fine- $65



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