Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 York2023-381 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10115/york2023-381 York2023-381 IRON T-RABBET PLANE. Birmingham Plane Co. The 9" adjustable version of Birmingham's "batwing" design, japanning. 75%, two holes tapped into sole. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 400-800 York2023-380 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10114/york2023-380 York2023-380 JACK PLANE. Steers No. 305. The distinguishing feature of these planes, patented in 1885 by William Steers of Brattleboro, VT, is the "composite" sole with strips of rosewood to reduce friction. Unlike most, the strips on this one are intact with moderate wear at the toe. Japanning possibly enhanced but very clean, tote has a rounded over end and a very well reglued split, original cutter and lever cap with the often missing insert, lightly pitted. Good+ 150-300 York2023-379 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10113/york2023-379 York2023-379 JACK PLANE.?Rodier Patent. With the alternative depth adjustment shown in Figure 225 of PTAMPIA I. Affectionately known as the "squiggly plane." Rodier's patent was for his adjustment mechanism, intended to simultaneously regulate the set of the cutter and the width of the mouth, but his planes are best known for their corrugated sides and the serpentine grooves cast into the sole. Most of them have the faucet handle type adjustment shown in the patent, but a couple are known with this alternative mechanism which Roger suggests was an experimental short production run. The brass knob doesn't turn smoothly and the bottom end of the adjusting bolt appears damaged. 16" long, 2-3/8" Buck Bros. cutter, unmarked lever cap. Tote rounded at top and with paint splotches, chips from throat. A plane with issues, but a rare part of planemaking history. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good 300-600 York2023-378 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10112/york2023-378 York2023-378 JOINTER. Bailey Split Frame. Type with straight joint between upper and lower sections, coiled spring behind front knob and paddle-type adjusting screw. 2-3/8" Moulson cutter, slide in lever cap, unmarked but with assembly number and width cast on underside. Missing its tote and knob. Good 1000-2000 York2023-377 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10111/york2023-377 York2023-377 JACK PLANE. Sanford Patent. One of the earliest cutter adjustments, patented in 1844 by Levi Sanford of New York. There's an example on page 17 of PTAMPIA I, marked as having been manufactured by A. & E. Baldwin. This one has the B mark of Isaac Jones, who was another Albany planemaker. Patent date and name clearly marked on the adjusting screw. 16" long with open tote. The tote is chipped and the body is rough with wear and paint splotches, but a very rare example of an important early patent. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good 200-400 York2023-376 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10110/york2023-376 York2023-376 JOINTER PLANE. Knowles Type. Very similar to the planes shown in Plate 4 of PTAMPIA I and Plate 2 of PTAMPIA II, but slightly longer (23-12") and with no trace of the decorative pinstriping. Also the sole has very narrow and shallow corrugations, and it appears to have been soldered on. 2-1/2" Wm. Butcher cutter. Overall wear consistent with age but no damage. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 300-600 York2023-375 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10109/york2023-375 York2023-375 ROUGHING PLANE. Worrall Patent. Very uncommon example of Thomas Worrall's 1857 patent for securing the cutter by a bolt through the heel. It has the partial cast iron top shown in Figure 27a of PTAMPIA I, but without the patent information cast ahead of the cutter. Cutter marked by Multiform Plane Co. 13-1/2" convex sole with wide mouth, appears to have been designed as a roughing plane. Open tote with wear to end. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good 120-240 York2023-374 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10108/york2023-374 York2023-374 PLOW PLANE. Phillips Patent. Mayo's improvement to Phillips' original design. The version shown in Figure 95 of PTAMPIA I, marked by Boston Tool Co. on the skate and with a full length rosewood strip attached to the skate. Nice and clean, 75% pinstriping, good wood, one original double ended cutter. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Fine 500-1000 York2023-373 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10107/york2023-373 York2023-373 CORRUGATED SOLE BENCH PLANE. Metallic Plane Co. An example of the Palmer's Iron Plane, based on Nelson Palmer's 1867 patent, rather than the more familiar Palmer & Storke patent, this design featured three separate adjusting levers plus an adjustable mouth, and was very complicated to manufacture, which explains why there are so few of them around. 10" corrugated sole with adjustable mouth, cheek is marked both with Palmer's patent and Storke's for the corrugated sole. 2" Thistle brand cutter. The tote is split, there is some light pitting and the whole plane has been shellacked. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good 100-200 York2023-163 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9897/york2023-163 York2023-163 IRON PLOW PLANE. Russell Phillips Patent. Earliest version with no pinstriping, rosewood trim and unmarked skate (left example in plate 16 of PTAMPIA I). The locking screw on the fence is a knurled brass screw that matches the others rather than a thumbscrew but looks original. One cutter. Fine 300-600 York2023-162 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9896/york2023-162 York2023-162 ADJUSTABLE PLANE. ?Walker Patent. Second type of Edwin Walker's famously gizmoish plane with body comprised of eight plates that could be rearranged to change the profile. Tote is cracked with chips from the end and one fence locking wingnut has been replaced with a common bolt. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good 200-400 York2023-161 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9895/york2023-161 York2023-161 JACK PLANE. Steers Patent. Extremely rare example of William Steers' first patent, received in 1880 while he was still living in Sherburne, Quebec, and apparently manufactured there, before he moved to Vermont and hooked up with the Brattleboro Tool Co. See PTAMPIA II, Figure 210. Cutter is marked "Steers & Long Patent"; Long was Steers' partner in Quebec and is only credited as an inventor on the Canadian patent. Tote is split and has the end rounded over, moderate overall wear but no other damage. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 400-800 York2023-160 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9894/york2023-160 York2023-160 IRON FILLETSTER PLANE. Metallic Plane Co. The version shown in Figure 214 of PTAMPIA I but with the longer horns on the tote as in Figure 214. Original fence and depth stop, excelsior marked cutter.?Japanning about 60%, wooden tote near perfect. A superb example of a very rare plane. From the collection of Don Rosebrook. Fine 800-1600 York2023-159 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9893/york2023-159 York2023-159 BLOCK PLANE. Boston Metallic Plane Co. The plane shown on page 153 of PTAMPIA I, based on Cyrus Hardy's 1873 patent, but without the slide-in palm rest. Instead, it has the rosewood wedge of the type used by Amos Kindred after he purchased Boston's remaining inventory, as described on page 155. Cutter and wedge both faintly marked by Boston Metallic, large chip from the wedge. Good 100-200 York2023-158 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9892/york2023-158 York2023-158 CAST IRON SIDE BEAD. Unsigned and probably craftsman made, probably by a patternmaker who had a whole lot of 1/2" side beads to cut. 8" long with a heavy frog and pivoting lever cap, round offset mounted knob. Cutter is marked only "Made in USA." Cutouts in body presumably to reduce weight but still pretty hefty. Polished surface. Very well made. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Fine 120-240 York2023-157 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9891/york2023-157 York2023-157 BLOCK PLANE. Brattleboro Tool Co. Very rare example of the 7" block plane made by Brattleboro based on Bailey's 1858 patent cutter adjustment. See PTAMPIA II, Figure 216. Cutter is pitted and the Brattleboro mark is just barely legible. Unfortunately, the outer rim of the cap screw is broken off. Maybe you can find a cap screw from a more common plane, although all Brattleboro are pretty rare. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good 100-200 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