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

ST190814 Number 55 Combination Plane This is a user grade Stanley 55, in the original chestnut box, with a replaced sliding lid. The nickel is a bit dark and quite a bit of it is gone. The rosewood has had finish applied. Originally it was bare. The blade boxes are missing their lids. There is a modern reprint book on the plane that includes instructions. As far as I can see, this plane is complete, expet for 3 blades, however, unlike more expensive collector's grade examples that I sell, I have not gone over this plane with a fine tooth comb and I am not guaranteeing that I haven't missed some unimportant thing. Two plow irons and one bead are missing. This plane came from a working cabinetmaker's shop and has been his user plane for the last 40 years. It is priced to be a real bargain. G+ $329


Number 384 Level

ST190819 Number 384 Level A 9" aluminum torpedo level with three vials, plumb, level, & 45 degrees. Relatively late but still US made. Fine $15





Number 5C Jumbo Jack Plane Number 5C Jumbo Jack Plane

ST190821 Number 5C Jumbo Jack Plane A little used as found 5C from the 1950s. The planes from the 1950s are known for being a bit heavier, but this one feels even heavier than most. It has a full original iron. USA is neatly written with an electric pencil on the left side, and a "6". It needs a light cleaning but will clean to at least G++ $109



Number 20 Compass Plane Number 20 Compass Plane

ST19089 Number 20 Compass Plane A good honest example from a working shop. The bare metal surfaces have a very light surface rust but should look much better after you wax it. G+ SOLD





Number 65 Marking Gauge

ST190718 Number 65 Marking Gauge A crisp and little used example. The fence looks like it rubbed on wood a few times at most. There is a hanging staple installed in the end that I would be inclined to pull out. A great user. G++ $30





Number 42X Saw Set

ST190727 Number 42X Saw Set This is the one that everybody wants, the 42X, in nice honest as found condition. I didn't rate it higher because of surface rust on the adjustting thumbscrews. G+ $79





Number 36 1/2L Caliper Rule Number 36 1/2L Caliper Rule

ST19073 Number 36 1/2L Caliper Rule An apparently unused boxwood rule, it is crisp and retains most of the original lacquer. There is a stain on the brass on one side at the caliper end. Otherwise it is a solid fine. G++ $39





Number 18 8" Bevel

ST19078 Number 18 8" Bevel The classic Stanley cast-iron body bevel in used but nicely cared for condition. The majority of nickel is gone, but it has a pleasing appearance. G+ $36





Number 36 1/2R Caliper Rule Number 36 1/2R Caliper Rule

ME190429 Number 36 1/2R Caliper Rule An apparently unused Stanley boxwood caliper rule. The lacquer on the brass trim has darkened a bit and is flaking a bit, which is why I did not go for Fine, but it is certainly as crisp as they come. G++ $39




Number 53 1/2 Architects Rule Number 53 1/2 Architects Rule

ME190321 Number 53 1/2 Architects Rule A sweetheart marked example in lovely as found condition. The inside is very clean and rates Fine. The outside shows some normal light wear and rates G++ $99





Number 38 1/2 Pocket Level

ST19033 Number 38 1/2 Pocket Level A nice sweetheart marked example that has probably been very lightly cleaned by a collector. G+ $36






Number 10 or10 1/2 Blade

ST190316 Number 10 or 10 1/2 Blade This is an original iron for a Stanely rabbet plane like a 10, 10 1/4, or 10 1/2. It has just shy of 1/2" remaining and has the 1892 patent date logo. G+ $35





Number 18 8 Inch Bevel Number 18 8 Inch Bevel

ST190256 Number 18 8 Inch Bevel A nice as found Stanley bevel. The blade is very clean. The stock has some extemely minor oxidation and most of the nickel is gone. This is a much nicer example than it sounds. G+ $42





Number 39B Caliper Rule Number 39B Caliper Rule Number 39B Caliper Rule

ST19024 Number 39B Caliper Rule A 12", four-fold caliper rule in a rare variation, the 39B. I have not found any reference, even in Phillip Stanley's seminal work, that refences a B variation of the 39 rule. All of the metal trim on this rule is in brass, rather than the standard German silver. The collector that sold me this was sure that the B stood for brass and that certainly sounds credible. If anyone else has seen one, please let me know. The body is ever so slightly yellowed, about evenly on both sides. It is in crisp and little used condition. For the advanced Stanley rule collector. Fine $695


Number 61 Rule Number 61 Rule

ST190193 Number 61 Rule A 24" four-fold boxwood carpenter's rule in crisp as found condition. The boxwood retains most of its original finish and has a pleasing medium color The two alignment pins on the face are missing, the side one is still present. These pins are often missing are really are not an issue. A very nice rule. G++ $38



Number 20 Square Number 20 Square

ST190171 Number 20 Square An honest as found example of the classic Stanley square in the less common 12" size. It is sweetheart marked. The blade has a light patina. The rosewood has much original lacquer but shows considerable tool box wear as well. There is as sliver missing from the rosewood on the right side. A great user. G+ $45



Number 99 Side Rabbet Number 99 Side Rabbet

ST190148 Number 99 Side Rabbet An as found left handed Stanely side rabbet. The No. 99 is indistinctly cast into the body, as if the sand wasn't properly packed around the pattern. There is some pitting on the right side which impacts the grading, but this is a nice user example. G+ $59




Number 42 Saw Set

ST1812103 Number 42 Saw Set A pristine example in probably unused condition. Fine+ $49






No. 90 Marking Gauge

ST181096 No. 90 Marking Gauge A very clean example in the later style without any decoration in the casting. Fine $39






Number 65 Marking Gauge

ST181055 Number 65 Marking Gauge This is an early Number 65 that is only marked with the patent date. It is in wonderful as found condition, showing very little wear. It would rate fine but for a chip in the stem where it was dropped a long time ago. Still a lovely as found example. G+ $39




Number 2101A 8"  Yankee Brace

MI180958 Number 2101A 8" Yankee Brace This is the classic brace that everone wants. Somebody has ground the "Bell System" mark off of the frame. The nickel is better than 90%. The handle and head show tool box rash. A good working brace. G+ $89




Number 984 Ratcheting Bit Holder

ST180960 Number 984 Ratcheting Corner Brace This tool is for getting into corners or right up against the wall. The head has a flat on one side to be flush against the wall. The head and grip are rosewood. The metal is in nice condition. The head has some tool box rash. G+ $85




Number 21 Combination Square

ST180722 Number 21 Combination Square A 12" Stanely combination square. I am not great at dating these, but this one has the patent on the blade and looks pre-war to me. It could use a good cleaning and will make a great user. G+ $22





Number 2 Trammel Points

ST18071 Number 2 Trammel Points A pair of number 2 trammel points that are sweetheart marked. One of them has light pitting on the point making the markings hard to read. The keepers are carefully make replacments. The wood is clearly old mut not original. The trammels are untouched with a pleasing patina. A great user pair at a user price. G+ $69



Number 7 Stanley Jointer Number 7 Stanley Jointer Number 7 Stanley Jointer

ST180460 Number 7 Stanley Jointer This is a brand new in the box Stanley 7 that is marked Made in Can. the blade and the bed. The label on the box has the Stanley Roxton Pond info and spells out Made in Canada. The box also has a couple of labels that imply it was military owned. On the side is a label for the Royal Canadian Air Force supply depot, with a date of Nov 57. That is probably when it was recieved and is a believable date for when it would have been made. The end of the box has a label with the date Feb. '71, which is probably when they sold it off as surplus. It remains unused. There is some dried grease on the sides and a bit on the bed that could be cleaned off, but you could not improve upon this plane. It has the heavier casting of the 1950s planes. I hardly ever seen Canadian marked Stanleys. I guess that there would be no reason to ship them south. Fine+ SOLD


Number 72 Double Marking Gauge

ST180332 Number 72 Double Marking Gauge A very clean twin stem Stanley beech marking gauge. The pins are as tall as new and the fence shows just minor wear. There is a small hang hole drilled in the rear. A nice clean example. G++ $59





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

ST160280 Number 45 Combination Plane A super clean Stanley 45 from the 1950s in the original box. The nickel on this plane shines like new and I could find no evidence of any nickel loss. The only thing that I could find were a few very small marks in the finish on the rosewood. It has the origal instructions, the original envelope with extra spurs, and the original screwdriver. The one bad thing is that a fool has stropped the top of each blade with a power strop. Not just the bevel, the entire top. These should be redone properly with oil stones before you use them. A few of the blades have tiny spot of rust, but nothing that won't come right off. The box is intact but is not nearly as nice as the plane. These few little things keep this plane from being another $100. It is that good. For the connoisseur. Fine $359


Number A5 Bailey Jack Plane Number A5 Bailey Jack Plane

ST171217 Number A5 Bailey Jack Plane A scarce Stanely aluminum jack plane. The body on this plane is much better than I normally see and is quite crisp. The wood is good as well. The lever cap has some peeling nickel and a tiny chip in the edge, as noted with the arrow. An idiot has wire brushed the top of the sweet heart blade. The front brass handle lug is also polished. If you are a serious collector, you can always swat the iron. What are people thinking when they do things like this? The important part, the body, is about as good as I have seen. The adjustment knob also retains its nickel plating. G+ $145


Number 67 Universal Shave

ST171015 Number 67 Universal Shave A very clean sweetheart marked example with particularly nice figure in the rosewood handles. This is the style with reverse threads on one side so that the handle doesn't work loose when you use it, as was the case on the early ones. In the original box that is in nice condition with normal wear but no blown out corners. Fine+ $195



Number 53 1/2 Architect Number 53 1/2 Architect

ST170921 Number 53 1/2 Architect's Rule A scarce Stanley boxwood architect's 4 fold 24" rule. It is as found and as expected it is much darker on the outside than the inside. It is a used but cared for rule, and not heavily used. There is still traces of lacquer on the brass on the inside. The first of this model that I have had. G+ $89




Number 95 Butt Gauge

ST170264 Number 95 Butt Gauge Judging from the complete lack of wear on the cutters on this tool, I don't think that it was ever used, but it has some nickel loss and some rust spots from poor storage. It is in the original box, which is in decent condition. There is rust on the tip of one of the slitters, but that will polish off and this will be a great user. G+ $49



Number 299 Trimming Knife

ST1610120 Number 299 Trimming Knife A Stanley box knife in the original box. The box lists a slew of uses, but opening boxes is actually not on the list. I can still hear blades in the handle. The box is from the 1950s and is in nice condition. The tool is painted red and the red has some light wear and the initials F J scratched in. G+ $45



Number 148 Match Plane

ST161071 Number 148 Match Plane A 7/8" Stanley going and coming tongue and groove plane. The nickel shows honest wear and is around 70%. The blade has the sweetheart logo. A very handy user tool. G+ $95





Number 101 1/2 Bullnose Block Plane Number 101 1/2 Bullnose Block Plane Number 101 1/2 Bullnose Block Plane

ST160396 Number 101 1/2 Bullnose Block Plane A scarce Stanley 101 1/2 with the football shaped logo. This plane has been used and is probably missing more than half of its original japanning. The sides and sole have been cleaned a bit by a collector and lack patina. I have seen quite a few of these faked, but genuine ones like this really are hard to find. G+ $299



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++ $45





Number 278 Combination Fillester and Bullnose

ST151114 Number 278 Combination Fillester and Bullnose This scarce Stanley plane retains about 20% of the original japanning 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+ $199




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+ SOLD



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+ $439






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