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Number 166 Improved Marking Gauge

ST16022 Number 166 Improved Marking Gauge An oval head rosewood marking gauge, with the patented brass piece on one side of the fence that allows the gauge to work on curves. This is an earlier model wthere the brass piece is cast, with the 1286 patent date cast in. The name Stanley is stamped in block letters into the head and the stem is marked marked, Patd August 5, 1873. It is not model marked, which is consistent fo these early examples. This one has had the brass lightly polished by a collector, a long time ago, and it has toned down again quite nicely. A good user or collector's piece, as this is a scarce gauge. G+ $98


Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST160211 Number 4 Bailey Smoothing Plane A crisp and potentially unused Stanley #4 from the 1930s in the original box. The box still has a sweeheart label, which they used until they were gone. The blade has been honed, but still has the original factory grind. The box has three torn corners, but could be repaired to be a respectable box. You don't find the good pre-war planes that are this nice to often anymore. Fine Sold



Number 18 Bevel

ST160213 Number 18 Bevel A Stanley classic, the cast iron bevel with the locking screw at the bottom. A most own tool for every craftsperson. This is the 8" size and retains most of its original nickel. G++ Sold





Number 92 Rabbet Plane Number 92 Rabbet Plane

ST160222 Number 92 Rabbet Plane This is an older English made 92, probably from the 50s, with about 70-80% of the original blade remaining. The reason that it is so cheap is that the blade hold down clearly broke, as they do, and a replacement has been made. It will make a great user at less than half price. G+ Sold




Number 45 Combination Plane Number 45 Combination Plane

ST160226 Number 45 Combination Plane This is a complete in the original box Stanley 45, expept that it is missing the front knob. So, if you can turn a knob, you can really save some money on this one. It is in the finger-jointed chestnut box. The lid has lost about 70% of its lip, which is typical. This plane has been used but cared for and is a good usable plane for a very gentle price. You can use it without the front knob, since you don't actually hold the knob, you put your thumb around it, but you would probably want to put something on the lug to make it comfortable. G+ Sold


Nuimber 4 Trammel Points

ST160228 Nuimber 4 Trammel Points A pristine pair of nickel plated Number 4 trammel points in the original box. Teh box has three torn out corners but is still a nice box. Connoisseur grade. Fine Sold





Number 9 1/4 Block Plane

ST160232 Number 9 1/4 Block Plane A very crisp example in the original 1960s box top with the original hang tag. The plane has that blue paint that was usedin the 1960s. The blade has never been ground, but it has been honed and used, and is really ready to be ground. There is some light staining on the bare metal surfaces, but this plane should clean to better than its current G++ $59



Winterbottom Pat. Square

ST160234 Winterbottom Pat. Square A very clean and crisp 6" square with the Pat. 2-8-98 mark on the blade. The blade has some very light surface rust on the side that is marked (and pictures). The opposite sideis perfect. The wood still has the original laquer and the brass is crsip like new. A superb example. Fine- $59




Catalog:  Stanley Tools

ST160235 Catalog: Stanley Tools A 55 page pocket catalog, copywrite 1927. The cover is detached because the staples tore through, and a little soiled. The remainder is quite clean and still stapled securely. For 89 years old and meant to be a disposable item, it has done pretty well. G+ $39




Number 30 Angle Divider

ST160238 Number 30 Angle Divider A pristine and most likely unused example with all its original nickel, still bright and shiny like the day that it was made. Its surprising that it is not still in the original box. You won't find a better one. Fine+ Sold




Number 147 3/8" Tongue & Groove Plane

ST160240 Number 147 3/8" Tongue & Groove Plane This example of the most scarce size Stanley T&G plane is missing quite a bit of nicke and is somewhat dark overall. Not really a collector's grade tool but a good user for which you won't have to pay a collector's price. G+ $129




Number 103 7 oz Claw Hammer

ST16029 Number 103 7 oz Claw Hammer A nice as found Stanley lightweight claw hammer (7 ounce head) with a original octagonal handle. G++ $35






Number 93 Butt & Rabbet Gauge

ST160167 Number 93 Butt & Rabbet Gauge A particularly nice as found tool with only light wear to the nickel on the fence. Marked with the sweetheart logo and the gothic script on the body. Rates a strong G++ $75





Number 34 1/4VR

ST160182 Number 34 1/4VR A crisp clean 12" maple rule.Somebody has put some red paint on the brass tips at the ends and it has a hang hole. G++ Sold





Pocket Level

ST160186 Pocket Level This is the type of level that screws onto a square or straight edge to give you a level. It is 3 1/2" long. These were never marked but I believe that this is a Stanley. The brass face has been lightly polished. It is otherwise untuoched. An attractive tool that is both collectible and still very usable. G+ $35



Number 5 Bailey Jack Plane Number 5 Bailey Jack Plane

ST160187 Number 5 Bailey Jack Plane This is a very nice, clean and as found Stanley Jack plane of about 1910. It has all three patent dates on the bed. There is some white paint dripped onto the top of the tote and there is a chip in the base of the front knob. Both of which don't bother me, but kept the condition grading and price down. WIth nice patina, this is a great plane for the discnering user. G+ $109



Number 6 Bailey Fore Plane

ST160193 Number 6 Bailey Fore Plane This is a nice as found Stanley 6 of about 1900. It has the older style tote that is a bit more flated out at the base. The tote was made from a particularly nice piece of Brazillian rosewood and has a nicer figure than most. The plane does need a light cleaning, but has a lovely medium dark patina and is a very attractive example. The blade has been ground with a curvature, which is appropriate for a fore plane, but there are two small nicks in the edge you will need to grind the bevel before you hone it. The japanning is more than half gone, and this is really what has held this plane down condition wise and price wise. It will make a great user for a veyr reasonable price. G+ $129


Number 113 Compass Plane Number 113 Compass Plane

ST1601100 Number 113 Compass Plane A somewhat dirty as found example from the first years of the 20th Century, but it will clean up veyr nicely. It has no serious rust and trhe sole still smooth and rust free. There is just a bit of scattered light surface rust in other places and quite a bit of the japanning and nickel are missing. The blade is near full and this plane has not been used much. To be clear, while this plane is not quite as clean as I like to sell, it is still a very good user example, not in any way defficient in that regard. G+ Sold


Number 5 1/2 Jack Plane

ST1601102 Number 5 1/2 Jack Plane A 1930s 5 1/2 in perfect as found condition in the original box. The box is awful but the plane is superb. The wood has great figure and retains all its original finish. The blade looks like it was honed, but still has the original factory grind. The plane really looks unused despite the blade being honed. This is as good as they get. For the connoisseur. Fine $265



Number 93 Cabinetmaker

ST160143 Number 93 Cabinetmaker's Shoulder Plane This plane is in crisp as found conditon with a full original iron. I didn't rate it fine only because the nickel on the top surface is dull, although I am sure that it could be polished if you prefer bright nickel. English made and probably from the 60s or 70s. The old Sheffield plant is closed now. G++ $109



Number 923 10" Swing Brace

ST160141 Number 923 10" Swing Brace An as found Stanley brace with rosewood handle and head. This brace is not worn or abused, but it looks like it was in a tool box for years and has light tool box rash. Hence the low rating. It is a great user for a reasonable price. G+ $69




Number 20 Victor Compass Plane

ST160149 Number 20 Victor Compass Plane A nice honest as found Stanley compass plane with the 1892 patent date logo on the blade. There is some nickel loss, mainly on the left side, and a few stains on the sole, but this is a great user example that is not priced like a prstine example. G+ $179




Number 148 Match Plane

ST160110 Number 148 Match Plane A sweetheart marked example that is as found, and needs a light cleaning, but retains about all of the nicek and was clearly not used more than a few times. It comes with the original box, but the box is a wreck and I put no value on the box. A superb example Fine- $125




Number 12 1/2 Rosewood Soled Scraper Number 12 1/2 Rosewood Soled Scraper

ST160117 Number 12 1/2 Rosewood Soled Scraper This is my favorite Stanley scraper, the 12 1/2. THis one has about the nicest handle that I have seen, with striking Brazilian rosewood and nice original finish. This plane is crisp and untouched, but it is not priced much higher for three reasons. The Stanley marked blade is newer than the plane, there is a hang hole drilled through the plane and the sole, and sole has paint on it as well as two cracks. For a user, none of this matters, and it is a very attractive example. The sole just needs cleaning and it is ready tu go once you sharpen the blade. A real bargain for a user. G+ $99


Number 4C Bailey Smoothing Plane

ST160121 Number 4C Bailey Smoothing Plane A sweetheart marked Stanley 4 (1920s) will a full original iron. The plane appears to have been lightly cleaned with a wire wheel overall. As a user it is fine, but this practice is not a desirable one. The plane has a medium-light color, but ithe bare surfaces have that lightly frosted texture that the wire wheel leaves. Thus this one is a bargain for somebody who wants a good pre-War Stanley to use. The wood is good but the finish is a bit cloudy from age on the tote, and there is a sliver missing from the upper right edge. G+ Sold


Number 7 Bailey Jointer

ST160130 Number 7 Bailey Jointer A clean and attractive sweetheart marked Stanley jointer. Nicely cleaned by a collector, this one only needs to be sharpened. It retains about 85% of the original iron and about 90% of the japanning. The bare metal surfaces have a pleasing light patina. Rates a strong G+ $179




Number 147 5/8" Match Plane

ST151228 Number 147 5/8" Match Plane An as found exmaple from th e1920s, with the sweetheart logo on the blade. This plane looks unused to me. Neither blade has ever been honed and there is no wear on the fences. The nickel is about 90%. The plane needs a cleaning. The blades have light oxidation overall. There are a few spots on the body where the nickel was thin and there is light oxidation. This will all clean nicely and the plane should clean to at least G++ $139


Number 923 8" Brace

MI151210 Number 923 8" Brace A clean and well cared for example with genuine rosewood. It is not a bright example, but rather has a pleasing mellow patina, which I personally prefer. A first quality brace that every show needs. G++ $85




Number 60 1/2 Mitre Box

ST15121 Number 60 1/2 Mitre Box A fantastic medium sized Stanley mitre box from the 1920s with the sweetheart logo. The original saw also has the sweetheart logo and was made by E.C. Atkins for Stanley. It is a 20" by 4" saw ,as described on the box plate. This saw is as found but really in wonderful untouched condition. Even the original wooden stop is in exceptional condition with original finish and just the hint of one saw cut on it. The saw has the original bluing on the back and the blade is mostly bright, with just some very minimal light scatterd staining and a clear etch. If you want a high-grade cast-iron American mitre box that more of a medium size than a real big one, this is perfect. I don't think that you will find a nicer one. G++ $365


Number 98 & 99 Side Rabbets Number 98 & 99 Side Rabbets

ST151160 Number 98 & 99 Side Rabbets A matched pair of Stanley side rabbets. Neither one has a logo on the blade, which I have seen before, but makes it harder to date them. They are of course pre-depth stop models. The 99 is much cleaner. The 98 has dried glue in some of the recesses, including around the screw head that allows you to remove the nose. I have never personally wanted to remove the nose, but if you do you will have to clear out the screw slot first. A nice working pair that come with an owner made mahogany box. G+ $149


Number 7 Bailey Jointer Plane

ST151110 Number 7 Bailey Jointer Plane This is a particuarly nice Stanley #7 jointer of about 1900. The metal work is untouched with a lovely even patina and a full original iron with the 1892 pat. date logo. The wood is great too. There is a "5" stampled onto the tote and knob. I don't know the significance of this. I would have rated this tool one grade higher, but I think that a collector has "enhanced" the japanning a bit. It is very well done and I am not even sure. This is a real gem for the connoisseur woodworker. G++ Sold


Number 278 Combination Fillester and Bullnose

ST151114 Number 278 Combination Fillester and Bullnose This scarce Stanley plane retains about 20% of the original japaning but is in nice original condition. It has been cleaned by a collector. This is an early example with the 1916 patent date on the blade. A good honest example for a reasonable price. G+ $265




Number 18 Bevel Gauge

ST151052 Number 18 Bevel Gauge An 8" example that is is not as clean as we like to sell. Most of the nickel is gone and the surface is dark. A great user example for a modest price. Good $29





Number 444 Original Wooden Box

ST15101 Number 444 Original Wooden Box This is an original finger jointed chestnut box that a Stanley 444 dovetail plane came in. The box has about 75% of the original label remaning. The lid is missing, but John Porrit could make you one that looked great. This is a real opportunity for a collector with a nice 444 that doesn't have its original box. As found by one of our pickers in an estate sale in New York state. G+ $175



Number 92 Butt and Rabbet Gauge

ST151015 Number 92 Butt and Rabbet Gauge A sweetheart marked example with a nickel plated outer body. Oddly, the mark seems to have been lightly struck upside down, and then restruck more decisively right side up.. The brass has been polished by a collector and the wood has tool box rash, which is the rational for the grading. The cutters are not worn, so it will make a good user. G+ $89



Number 12 1/2 Scraper Plane Number 12 1/2 Scraper Plane

ST1509102 Number 12 1/2 Scraper Plane This is a crisp and little used example with a full sweetheart mared blade. I see a dozen or more 12s for every 12 1/2, and then the ones that I do see usually have worn soles. This plane looks like it just sat on the shelf for a long time and was rarely used. The sole has a few surface scratches, but it is full original thickness. It could use a light cleaning, but before cleaning it still rates G++ $159


Number 20 Victor Compass Plane

ST150910 Number 20 Victor Compass Plane A japanned version of Stanley's classic compass plane. This plane has clean bare metal surfaces, and has probably seen very little use, but the japanning has significant tool box wear and is around 85%. A great user example for a reasonable price. G+ $175




Number 6C Stanley Fore Plane

ST150849 Number 6C Stanley Fore Plane A nicer user Stanley corrugaged fore plane from the teens. It has the three patent dates on the bed. which retains about 98% of its original japanning in nice condition. The bare metal surfaces have a pleasing medium patina. This would be a more expensive plane but for two things. The rear tote has much tool box rash on it than it should for this plane, and was clearly taken from another plane. Also, the blade and cap iron have almost no patina, and are probably new old stock. The iron has the logo that was used before the V trademark, but I would think that this plane had a V trademark iron when new. So, these two minor things, which would bother a collector, make it a very affordable user for a plane in this nice condition. G+ $145


Number 12 Scraper

ST150870 Number 12 Scraper A good honest as found example. The blade is unmarked and is worn down a bit but has plenty of life left in it. Needs a good cleaning but will be a great user. Should clean to at least G+ $89





Number 90 Cabinetmaker

ST150872 Number 90 Cabinetmaker's Bullnose A nice as found plane that retains about 95% of the oginal nickel, but there is old dried grease, or something, discoloring it a bit. It retains about 25% of the original sweetheart marked iron. When the mark was struck on the iron it bounced so it has a double strike, which a collector might not like. A great user tool. G+ $79



Number 68 Coachmaker

ST150876 Number 68 Coachmaker's Rabbet Shave A run of the mill as found example that retains about 30% of its original japanning. Priced to suit a user's budget for a tool that can bring much more in collector's condition. G+ $65





Number 79 Side Rabbet Plane

ST150880 Number 79 Side Rabbet Plane This is a later example of the earlier style, with the semi-circular cut-out on top. It looks to me like the blades are the original length and the nickel is about 99%. A particularly nice example of a very useful tool. Fine $85




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

150713 Number 55 Combination Plane This is a Stanley 55 of about 1900 in the original chestnut box. It does not have the screwdriver or the instructions, but it is otherwise complete. The blades boxes are all nice and the blade show litte use. The plane needs a light cleaning, but shows evidence of only very light use. The lid is glued and is missing part of its tongue (they always are) and the center rail has a patch of light surface rust on it, That is the only negatives I can say about this tool. Otherwise I think that it should clean to better than G+ Sold


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

150717 Number 55 Combination Plane A 1950s period Stanley 55 that is complete in the original box. The plane is pristine, a real gem. The little tag that states "The two holes in this gauge are..." is still attached to the depth stop, so I finally understand what this tag meant. I have seen these tags loose in the box many times and I never realized what they were talking about. It makes total sense now. The blades have had the ends of them buffed, probably with a buffing mop, but somebody who thought that he was honing them. They are usable as is, but I would touch up any blade that I was going to use with a proper Arkansas or similar slip stone. The box is coming apart and has the outer paper coming undone. If you want to save teh box, it will take some work. Other than the box, and the blades being buffed, I rate this plane a strong Fine $675


Number 100 1/2 Patternmaker

ST150831 Number 100 1/2 Patternmaker's Block Plane A crisp example with very nice japanning. The bare metal surfaces have some very light oxidation, that should clean nicely but will leave light staining. Still a superior example. G++ $75





Number 200 Honing Guide

ST150843 Number 200 Honing Guide The classic Stanley honing guide. It is missing most of its nickel, but is otherwise a good example and will make a good user. It only has one thumbscrew to hold the blade to be honed. I think that these came with two. Priced to sell. Good $65




Number 98/99 Side Rabbets

ST150844 Number 98/99 Side Rabbets This pair of Stanley side rabbets is the style with the depth stops. The 99 is superb, with 99% original nickel. The blade has the V trademark. The 99 shows more wear, which is typical. It has a sweetheart marked iron, which made be a replacement, or it may mean that these are not an original pair. I suspect that they are and that the blade was replaced in the original period of use. It has more like 93% original nickel. G+ & Fine $229


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

ST15073 Number 55 Combination Plane This Stanley 55 is from the 1910s and is the version that has serrated sides on the nickers, so the nickers can be lowered one serration at a time. It is in the tall cardboard box. The nickel is nearly complete rating conservatively at 98%. As is common, the finish on the handle deteriorating a bit. The blades boxes are all very clean with nice labels. Most of the blades look unused. There is is a nick in the edge of one of the fluting blades, not from use but from being dropped. This needs to be polished out if you want to use it. The box has a few minor stains, but is quite good and is not torn out. The instructions are reprints and the screwdriver is gone, but this is still an example worthy of a serious collector or a discerning user. Fine- $750


Number 6C Bailey Fore Plane

ST150733 Number 6C Bailey Fore Plane This is a 1950s Stanley 6C that has rosewood front and rear. The body has been cleaned and thus has a somewhat uneven patina. I would probably go ahead and clean it a bit more to even out the patina and let it repatinated naturally. A great user plane that has a full original iron and is priced right. G+ $109



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 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


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 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 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





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 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 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 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


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 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



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 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




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



No. 15-276 Keyhole Saw

ST16025 No. 15-276 Keyhole Saw This is a relatively modern tool, Made in USA, with a cast zinc handle. probably from the 60s or 70s. Free to the first person who orders it and spends more than $100 on old tools. G++ $0





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


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




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


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




Antique Stanley Tool Antique Stanley Tool

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- $49



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