Dating stanley wood planes
One of the most useful types of books for antique plane identification is a good price guide for antique tools.Price guides generally have excellent descriptions, pictures or drawings of the various wood planes in addition to the current retail price of the plane. PREBLE" (owner's mark) and "A CUMINGS BOSTON," denoting Allen Cumings, a maker from Massachusetts who worked from 1848 to 1854. Measurements: 24" long, 2 5/8" edge, 3 1/8" wide Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Antique Adjustable Convex Concave Circular Compass Plane Tool Type: circular plane Brand: Stanley Rule & Level Company Materials: cast iron, steel, japanned finish Marks: L. 24 1887 (on blade) Condition: old tarnish spots, finish might not be original Measurements: 10 1/4" long, 2 1/4" wide, 1 3/4" edge Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Antique Slater British Bull Nose Infill Rabbet Plane, 1 1/8" Tool Type: Bull nose plane Brand: Henry or Benjamin Slater (of Clerkenwell). BREWER MAINE Condition: a lot of wear on the handles, age patina, wear from use Measurements: 20 1/2" long overall, 12" edge, 5 1/4" handles Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Antique Cin'ti Cincinnati Tool Co.
Router Type Study Page by Lars Larson Metal Router Type Study Page Stanley by numbers by numbers/Dating Bench (this includes bench planes, Marking Gages Type Studies, Metal Router Type Studies, Chisels, and more) Record hand plane dating.If the plane is priced in the collector's budget, the excited collector takes his special find home to research it and identify the antique tool's rarity and value.There are a vast number of antique wood planes in existence often causing confusion surrounding their identification. 8 Metal 24", 2 5/8" edge Metallic Jointer Plane Tool Type: Jointer plane Maker: Union Materials: Malleable cast iron, steel, wood (mahogany? 46 Skew Cutter Combination Plane Tool Type: Combination plane Brand: Stanley Rule & Level company Materials: cast iron, rosewood, steel, brass Marks: none Condition: age patina, finish wear, no cutters. Measurements: 10 3/4" long, 6 5/8" wide Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 Antique Matthieson 15/16" Steel & Rosewood Infill Rabbet Plane Tool Type: Infill rabbet plane Brand: Looks like Matthieson (Plane was used by James Robinson for furniture conservation and restoration) Materials: Steel, rosewood Marks: "N COOK" (owner's mark, on plane); on blade: J. 19 92 Condition: Light pitting on the blade, screws are worn, dings and nicks in wood but no major cracks, stamped "DAMAGED" on one side of the body, japanning is mostly intact, sole has some pitting and nail scratches Measurements: 13 1/2" long, 2 3/8" wide, 2" edge Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Antique Union X5 Verticle Post 2" Jack Plane Tool Type: Bench plane / Jack plane Maker: Union Materials: cast iron, steel, rosewood handles, japanned finish, brass knobs Marks: UNION PAT 12.8.03; X No. Condition: Old tool patina, some light pitting, japanning is mostly intact, wear on the mouth, looks like it might have been braised. Cutter reads: CHAPLIN'S IMPROVED PATENTED; Side of body reads: CHAPLIN'S IMPROVED PATENTED APL 17th 1888. Materials: cast brass, hardwood (looks like mahogany) Marks: none Condition: Dings and old patina Measurements: 2" edge, 14" long Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 Antique Stearns 2 1/2" Spoke Shave / Draw Shave Tool Type: Spoke shave / draw shave Maker: E. Stearns Materials: cast iron, steel Marks: STEARNS Condition: old tool patina, pitting on the blade, has an accession number on it Measurements: 9 3/4" long, 2 1/2" edge Additional Photos: 1 2Antique 2 1/8" Leonard Bailey Draw Shave (13 1/2" wide) Tool Type: metallic draw shave Maker: Leonard Bailey Materials: Cast Iron, steel Marks: "L. Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 5 RARE Antique Selden Bailey Stanley Defiance Jack Bench Smoothing Plane Tool Type: bench plane Brand: Selden Bailey Materials: cast iron, steel, rosewood, brass Marks: DEFIANCE PATD APR. Missing front knob, crack on end of rear tote, age patina, tarnish, finish wear Measurements: 13" long, 2 5/16" wide, 1 7/8" wide blade Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 Antique Union No. Measurements: 1 1/8" wide, 3 3/4" long body Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Antique Steel Body Rosewood Infill Matthieson 3/4" Shoulder Plane Tool Type: Shoulder Rabbet plane Brand: Matthieson (Plane was used by James Robinson for furniture conservation and restoration) Materials: rosewood, steel Marks: MATTHIESON (with moon, very faint) GLASGOW WORKS Condition: lots of wear from use, age patina, blade and peg are stuck Measurements: 3/4" wide, 9" long, 2 3/4" tall body Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 5 Antique Vintage Stanley No. Condition: Some paint spots, finish is missing on the back, handles are intact, blade is original Measurements: 9 1/2" long, 2 3/8" wide, 2" edge Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 5 Antique Chaplin Improved No 1207 Corrugated Jack Plane Tool Type: Corrugated Jack Plane (similar to Stanley 5c, 5 1/2c) Maker: Chaplin's Improved Planes Materials: Steel, Rubber, Iron, Japanned Finish Marks: Cast into body: CHAPLIN'S IMPROVED. 22" Wood Bottom Transitional Jointer Plane Tool Type: Wood bottomed transitional jointer plane Maker: Birmingham Materials: Steel, cast iron, beech wood Marks: THE BIRMINGHAM PLANE MFG CO. Condition: Cracks in the wood from age, dark patina on the metal Measurements: 22” long, 3” wide, 2 3/8” edge Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Antique Cast Bronze Low Angle Block Plane Tool Type: Low Angle Block Plane Maker: Unknown, someone "& Sons" Materials: Brass, steel blade Marks: On blade, "& SONS WARRANTED CAST STEEL" Condition: Good- to fair, one big ding in bottom, lots of superficial scratches, top of blade is worn off Measurements: 8 5/8" long x 2" wide x 1 7/8" tall, cutter is 1 3/4" wide Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Antique Peavey P. ) 2" Cast Brass Spoke Shave w/ Mahogany Infill Tool Type: Spoke shave Maker: unknown, looks like Norris or Matthieson, maybe?Often makers' marks, company names or other identifying characteristics have worn away with time and use.Excellent resources exist both on and off line to help tool collectors with antique plane identification. Darling (mark is obscured) Materials: beech wood, steel Marks: J DARLING; J F (owner's mark); J GREAVES & SONS WARRANTED CAST STEEL (on blade) Condition: maker's mark is damaged, has some wear, drill hole, rust, missing depth stop, front screw is stuck Measurements: 15" long, 2 1/4" wide, 1 15/16" wide blade, 6 3/4" tall Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Antique Whittier & Spear (Chelsea, Massachusetts) Wooden Coffin Plane Tool Type: Coffin plane Maker: Whittier & Spear Materials: Beech wood, cast steel Marks: WHITTIER & SPEAR; MOULSON BROTHERS CAST STEEL (on blade) Condition: has some owner's marks, dark old patina, tarnish, hairline cracks in the mouth Measurements: 8 1/4" long, 2 5/8" wide, 2" edge Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Antique c. Goodman's British Planemakers (though Goodman does reference a W. Additional Photos: 1 2 Lot of Five 2" Block Plane Blades: Hudson, Stanley This set of five block plane blades are all 2" wide. mark, another bears a STANLEY MADE IN USA mark, the rest are unmarked. Darling Moving Filletster Plane Tool Type: Moving filletster plane Maker: J. 16 Type 8A Block Plane Tool Type: Block plane Maker: Stanley Rule & Level Company Materials: cast iron, steel, brass handles Marks: STANLEY; BAILEY'S PATENT AUG. G7c Corrugated Self-Setting Jointer Plane Tool Type: Gage smooth plane Maker: Stanley Rule & Level Company Materials: cast iron, steel, rosewood handles Marks: No G7; U. One is 1 3/8" wide, 4 3/8" long; the other is 1 5/8" wide, 4 3/8" long.King Materials: Wood (beech), steel Marks: W KING Condition: Some cracks. SPAULDING Mc LEAN," indicating that it was made by Nathaniel Spaulding of Mc Lean, New York, who made planes in Mc Clean from 1824 to 1860 before moving to Ithica and changing his maker's mark. Plane is 9 1/2" long, 3 1/4" tall (without peg and blade installed), and 1 3/4" wide. Gale of Providence, RI, a maker working around 1836. Pearce of Providence, RI Toted Wooden Rabbet Plane Tool Type: Rabbet plane Maker: Jonathan W. ) Materials: Reforged steel file blade, body is some kind of fruitwood (looks like apple) Marks: L x R Condition: Some digs in the wood, surface tarnish on the blade. Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 5 6Antique circa 1840 J. Denison Wooden Match Plane This antique 19th century wooden match plane bears the maker's mark, "J. DENISON SAYBROOK," rated at two star rarity in Elliot's Wooden Planes. Edwards Moulding Plane This antique wooden moulding plane is a fillet astragal bevel pattern.