Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 b61-656 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9603/b61-656 b61-656 BEVELING PLANE. Tidey Patent. Marcus B. Tidey of Dundee, New York, was actually only one of the four patentees of this monstrosity - it was obviously a plane designed by committee - but he was also the manufacturer, so it is forever known as the Tidey plane to collectors, many of whom would cheerfully exchange one of their children for an example. This is the beech version with boxwood nuts and arms, the wood has wear and a few dings, including a chip from the end of the tote, and the brass bracket that is used to position the two beveling fences was repaired by Jim Leamy who did his usual immaculate job. One of the holy grails of patented planes. Good+ 5000-10000 b61-655 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9602/b61-655 b61-655 BENCH PLANE. Steers & Long Patent. When he was still living in Canada, before he moved to Brattleboro and developed his plane with the rosewood strips in the sole, William Steers received US and Canadian patents for a method of adjusting the cutter angle. Examples of this patent are extremely rare. See PTAMPIA II, Figure 210. This example has a 9" sole and rosewood tote with the end sheared off, and is otherwise very faithful to the patent. The 2" cutter is marked "Steers & Longs Patent" with the US and Canadian patent dates; according to Roger, Long's name appears only on Canadian versions of the plane and he was likely a financial backer. Apart from the tote damage, there's a hole in the sole that may have something to do with the throat adjustment. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good 400-800 b61-654 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9601/b61-654 b61-654 BENCH PLANE. Simons Patent. James Simons' 1868 patent was for a cobbler's shave, and that's where its usually found. However, there are at least two examples of it being adapted to a bench plane. See PTAMPIA II, figure 275. The lever cap has "JYS" and the patent date cast into it. 9-1/2" sole, 1-3/4" unmarked cutter, extra wide throat, beech tote and knob. Metal has wear and surface oxidation but no damage. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 400-800 b61-653 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9600/b61-653 b61-653 JACK PLANE. L.L. Davis No. 45. Rare example of the bench planes patented in 1875 by the maker of the Davis inclinometers in the 15" jack plane size. Unmarked cutter, slightly spalled, top horn of tote looks too short but no sign of modification, throat widened, japanning worn, otherwise nice clean example. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 300-600 b61-652 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9599/b61-652 b61-652 PLOW PLANE. Phillips Patent. Mayo's improvement to Phillips' original design. The version shown in Plate of PTAMPIA I, marked by Babson and Repellier on the skate and with a partial rosewood strip attached to the skate. In immaculate condition with 95% pinstriping, good wood, assembly numbers on all the pieces, and one original double ended cutter. They don't come much nicer. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Fine 1000-2000 b61-651 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9598/b61-651 b61-651 FORE PLANE. Hayworth Patent. More closely resembles the actual patent drawing than the version manufactured by Birmingham Plane and shown in PTAMPIA I (Plate 28). The adjusting knob is knurled and not the four-spoked faucet handle, and it has the lever cap hinged at the bottom and held by two spring-operated lugs. The whole thing has a handmade look, and could conceivable have been a prototype. 18" sole, looks like maple with cast brass throughout, tote has chips at the end, knob missing entirely. Ohio Tool Co. cutter. No markings. A unique piece of patented plane history. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good 600-1200 b61-650 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9597/b61-650 b61-650 METAL PLOW PLANE. Howkins Model C IOB. Uncommon patented British combination plow, all cast iron except for rosewood fence and bed, 7" long. The Model C was the third and most complex of the three models produced. In mint condition with all its parts, including a full set of cutters in the original roll, in a dovetailed box that has no label but is how they were sold. Also included is an original instruction sheet, very tattered and fragile. It isn't missing the tote - that's how they were designed. These things were made, in small numbers, at the beginning of the twentieth century. It's been said that they are the most precise plow plane ever engineered, but you couldn't prove it by us. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Fine 200-400 b61-649 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9596/b61-649 b61-649 TURNTABLE PLANE. Foster Patent. Super rare example of Edwin Foster's 1909 patent for a bench plane with a frog that can be rotated up to 45 degrees to either side. The whole story is at PTAMPIA I, page 218. The handful of known examples have 9-3/4" soles with No. 101 and the patent date cast behind the frog and Ohio Tool Co. cutters; this one has a 15" sole and 2-1/4" Stanley 1892 patent date cutter. It has No. 102 cast in the bed and also in the reverse side of the lever cap, but no patent date. Beech tote and knob stained to resemble rosewood, very clean, japanning nearly worn off. One of the holy grails for collectors of weird and ultimately doomed patented planes. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Fine 2000-4000 b61-648 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9595/b61-648 b61-648 ADJUSTABLE PROFILE PLANE. Edwin Walker Patent. Good example of the uncommon third model of Walker's famously gizmoish plane with body comprised of eight plates that could be rearranged to change the profile. Rosewood tote has minor wear but no damage, nickel plating is dulled but no peeling or rust, one original double ended cutter. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 400-800 b61-647 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9594/b61-647 b61-647 JOINTER PLANE. Rodier Patent. Louis Rodier's patent was for his faucet-handle adjustment mechanism, intended to simultaneously regulate the set of the cutter and the width of the mouth, but his planes (manufactured by the Laflin Manufacturing Co., are best known for their corrugated sides and the serpentine grooves cast into the sole that have earned them the nickname of the "squiggly plane." This one is in the very uncommon 21-1/2" jointer plane size, with a 2-3/8" Buck Bros. cutter. Metal has been carefully cleaned, japanning nearly intact, mild dinging to tote and knob. One of the nicest examples we've seen. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Fine 400-800 b61-544 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9491/b61-544 b61-544 COMBINATION PLANE AND TOOL HOLDER. Gladwin Patent. Cast iron version of P.A. Gladwin's 1878 patent, with his name cast into the lever cap. See PTAMPIA I, page 36. Original cutter. Japanning mostly gone, there's a paper wedge holding the knob but the knob looks original, none of the seven tool inserts. Good+ 150-250 b61-543 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9490/b61-543 b61-543 IRON T-RABBET PLANE. Boston Metallic Plane Co. Very rare example of the plane patented in 1873 and sold by the short-lived Boston Metallic company. PTAMPIA I, page 154. Beech tote and wedge have average wear and are a couple of small chips from the mouth and some pitting on the sole, but otherwise clean. The actual plane shown on page 219 of "The Art of Fine Tools." From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 1200-2400 b61-542 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9489/b61-542 b61-542 DECK SLED. Wm Fifal & Sons. Enormous and extremely rare plane used by shipwrights to smooth the decks of wooden ships. Brass and rosewood, 15" long and 7" wide with a double lever cap and dovetailed sole; it weighs in at 17 pounds and was pulled by the shipwright's apprentice using a line attached from the yoke to a block attached to the deck with a marlin spike, while the shipwright used a wooden tiller or crutch to press down on the heel. There are only three of these planes known, and this is by far the most elaborate. It is marked by Wm. Fifal & Sons of Glasgow, a nineteenth century shipbuilding firm. It was originally owned by Amen MacInnes who emigrated from Scotland in 1870 to Nova Scotia where he worked in the Smith and Rhuland shipyard. Amen's tools were passed down to four succeeding generations of MacInnes shipwrights, each of whom worked in the same shipyard, eventually to Caleb MacInnes, who was still working there when it closed, and is now in his 80s. Photographs of members of the MacInnes family and some of the ships that they were involved with are included with the lot. Very few tools deserve the term "unique", but this is one of them. You'll never find anything else like it. From the collection of Steve Dice. Fine 5000-10000 b61-541 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9488/b61-541 b61-541 PATENT PROTOTYPE WITH ORIGINAL PATENT. Justus Traut. A prototype of Traut's 3/13/94 patent (No. 219,186). Includes an adjustment mechanism intended to insure that the cutter is perpendicular to the throat, using a lever that pivots in a flat ball and socket joint, with the depth adjusting lever mounted on top of the mechanism. There are two examples, both apparently built using the frame of a No. 120. The first has a complete adjustment mechanism, but the toe is broken off at the throat. The second has a complete bed (marked as a No. 120) but only has the lateral adjustment lever, not the depth adjuster. Walter states that this patent date was sometimes marked on block planes, including the 103 and 140 in addition to the 120, but other sources say it was never used. Not marked but from the Stanley model shop. Lot includes the original patent grant. Good+ 1000-2000 b61-540 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9487/b61-540 b61-540 PATENT PROTOTYPE. Justus Traut. A prototype of Traut's 9/2/79 patent (No. 219,186). An adjustment mechanism with a lever similar to that used in the Liberty Bell line is screwed into a slot in the wooden body. The cutter rests on the wooden surface of the body which takes the place of the frog, and the lever cap (not included) slides in and his held by a U-shaped cast iron piece screwed to the front of the throat. A separate cast iron piece is screwed to the heel to take the place of a knob. The patent describes it as a design for a "cheap plane" by using a wooden stock to replace the cast iron frog assembly. It was never manufactured, showing that even Justus had his off days. 8" long, 1-3/4" throat. Not marked but from the Stanley model shop. Good+ 1000-2000 b61-539 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9486/b61-539 b61-539 BENCH PLANE. Bailey Split Frame. One of the earliest versions of Leonard Bailey's legendary initial foray into plane manufacturing. It has the hump shaped split, coiled spring under the front knob, and slide-in lever cap. It was hand made by Bailey in 1856 or 1857 while he was still employed as a piano case maker, and has the assembly number 18. Identical in construction to the plane shown in Figure 42 of PTAMPIA I, except that the brass adjusting screw is a paddle type thumbscrew (see Figure 44). And if that's not rare enough, it's a No. 3 size with 8-1/2" sole and 1-3/4" original Buck Bros. double iron. Rosewood tote fine, japanning nearly intact. There is a tiny chip from the heel where the tote attaches. The knob is a replacement, copied from another plane of the same series. The plane design that started it all, in immaculate condition; destined to be the centerpiece of any advanced collection. From the collection of Steve Dice. Fine 5000-10000 b61-538 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9485/b61-538 b61-538 JACK PLANE. Bailey Tool Co. Based on Joseph Bailey's 1871 patent for the cam lever cap. See PTAMPIA I, figure 67. Very clean with 90% original japanning and proper marked cutter with patent date and battleaxe. Some surface rust and scratches on sole, including some tiny chips at heel and throat. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Fine 600-1200 b61-537 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9484/b61-537 b61-537 JOINTER PLANE. Challenge Plane. Patented by Arthur Goldsborough in 1883 and 1884, and distributed by Tower & Lyon. Unlike the shorter versions which have the word "Challenge" cast into the yoke, this one has "Challenge" and the patent dates cast into the body by the toe. All Challenge planes are very rare, and PTAMPIA concludes that there was only one production run before T&L gave up on them as a bad idea. Unlike the shorter versions, the tote has a small horn at the top that's been smoothed over, and is held by two bolts that look like replacements. Lever cap and cutter original but pitted, japanning worn but mostly intact. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 400-800 b61-536 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9483/b61-536 b61-536 JOINTER PLANE. Morris "Diamond" Sole. Of all the attempts to design a sole that would reduce friction this diamond pattern may be the dumbest, but also one of the most visually appealing with the elaborate floral casting on the bed. Patented in 1870 by Ellis Morris and sold for a brief period by Sandusky as the "Diamond" plane, this is a full length jointer, 21-1/2". Metal is in very clean condition, big chip from the end of the beech tote but wood otherwise clean. Replacement Barry & Way cutter with some pitting. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 600-1000 b61-535 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9482/b61-535 b61-535 IRON PLOW PLANE. The Boss. In the final version of his improved version of the Phillips patent plow, Matthias Mayo replaced the original pinstriping with a coat of gold paint, cast the four letters of his name into the heads of the locking screws, and cast "The Boss Plane" in the side. Very clean, gold paint complete and doesn't look retouched, rosewood tote and fence fine. No cutters. One of the nicest examples we've seen. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Fine 3500-7000 b61-534 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9481/b61-534 b61-534 BENCH PLANE. Hardt Patent. Louis Hardt of Yuba City, CA, patented this thing in 1893. It featured a nose piece that slides on an inclined plane to adjust the depth of cut. The patent shows a wooden plane, but the very few known examples are all cast iron. This is the 11-1/2" smoothing plane size, identical to the one shown in figure 263 of PTAMPIA I. Like all known examples, has a marked Sargent cutter, but the lever cap has "Hardt" cast on the underside. Japanning 95%, some wear to tote and knob but no damage A very nice example of one of the holy grails of patented plane collectors. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Fine 3500-7000 b61-533 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9480/b61-533 b61-533 BLOCK PLANE. Knowles Patent. The first American patented cast iron plane, based on Hazard Knowles' 1827 patent and manufactured by the Savage Manufacturing Co. of Savage, MD. The plane shown in Figure 7 of PTAMPIA II, including the word "Savage" in the casting. 7-5/8" sole, 2" Dwights & Foster double iron. Both knobs and wedge look original, the wedge has wear at the top and part broken off at bottom that's concealed when its seated. A very rare early plane. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 2000-4000 b61-353 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9300/b61-353 b61-353 GUNMETAL STOP CHAMFER PLANE. Lee Patent. The cast iron version of Joseph Lee's iconic stop chamfer plane is rare enough; this is the gunmetal version which makes hen's teeth look common. Joseph Lee was constantly fiddling with the design and it sometimes seems that no two are alike; this one is the version shown in Plate 18 of PTAMPIA I, but without the painted tote. Instead of the church window or Bailey-type lever cap found on other examples, it has a locking screw that clamps the right edge of the cutter with the left edge held by a groove in the adjustable fence. It has Lee's name and the patent date stamped on the right side and the locking screw, but without any reference to manufacturer Horace Thurston. Includes a 2-1/4" cutter that looks too new to be original. In lieu of the painted tote, it has a rosewood tote in the same design, with a large chip and reglued tip. Some light pitting on the iron locking screws. The consignor kept it in a 12" x 8" x 8" glass display case, included. Overall very clean example of one of the true holy grails of patented planes, destined to be the centerpiece of any advanced collection. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 7000-14000 b61-352 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9299/b61-352 b61-352 SMOOTHING PLANE. Chardoillet Patent. 1850s French patent with variable pitch cutter adjustment. There are a handful of examples of the jointer version of this plane around, but they're very rare. Shorter versions are almost unheard of, and this one has the front knob replaced with a tilting fence which is clearly original but which we've never seen. All original, wood fine, metal has some minor pitting typical for age. One of the most collectible of the early metal planes.?From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Fine 4000-8000 b61-351 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9298/b61-351 b61-351 JACK PLANE. Rodier Patent. Louis Rodier's patent was for his faucet-handle adjustment mechanism, intended to simultaneously regulate the set of the cutter and the width of the mouth, but his planes (manufactured by the Laflin Manufacturing Co.), are best known for their corrugated sides and the serpentine grooves cast into the sole that have earned them the nickname of the "squiggly plane." This one is in the 14-1/2" jack plane size, with a 2" Dwights French cutter with some pitting. Metal has been carefully cleaned, japanning nearly intact, two holes drilled in the bed. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Fine 400-800