Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 B63-656 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11736/b63-656 B63-656. JACK PLANE. Holly Patent. Birdsill Holly received his patent in 1852 for the first commercially successful metallic plane. Identical to the plane in Figure 20 of PTAMPIA II but in the 15-1/2" jack plane size with a 2-1/8" Moulson Bros. double cutter. Sole has the fluted corrugations that were probably milled by hand after casting. Brass locking knob is a well done replacement. Overall light surface rust, one chip from the edge of the maple knob. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 400-600 B63-655 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11735/b63-655 B63-655. SMOOTHING PLANE. Bailey Victor No. 3-1/2. Second type blade adjustment (PTAMPIA I, Figure 59b), screw-tightened lever cap, original marked cutter and cap iron. Nickel plating is about 75% on tote, nearly complete on cap screw, worn on front knob. From the collection of Steve Dice. Good+ 400-800 B63-654 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11734/b63-654 B63-654. BULLNOSE BLOCK PLANE. Thropp Patent. 3-3/4" sole and 1-1/4" cutter marked just "Warranted Steel." The lever cap is hooked onto a metal hook cast into the bed. It has "Patent 7855" cast into the lever cap, which was issued to John Thropp of Sheffield, and most examples were made by Wingfield & Rowbotham, a firm founded in 1751 and better known for its edge tools and cutlery. Japanning 75%, cutter and sole have some surface rust. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good 150-300 B63-653 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11733/b63-653 B63-653. FLEXIBLE SOLE PLANE. Bailey Victor No. 20. Leonard Bailey's original version before it was sold to Stanley. Lever cap has the steel loop locking mechanism, proper marked cutter. Both medallions very clean, nickel has some discoloration but no rust or pitting. From the collection of Pat Gefre. Good+ 300-500 B63-652 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11732/b63-652 B63-652. FORE PLANE. Bailey Tool Co. Defiance No. 6. Proper cutter with battleaxe mark and marked cap iron, polish worn off lever cap, wood near perfect, japanning 100% and not repainted. From the collection of Pat Gefre. Fine 200-400 B63-651 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11731/b63-651 B63-651. FORE PLANE. Bailey Victor No. 6. Nice clean example with the original cutter adjustment shown in PTAMPIA I, figure 59a, and both patent dates clearly stamped on cap iron. Cast iron tote, casting on front knob crisp. Japanning about 50%. From the collection of Ray Schmidt. Good+ 150-300 B63-650 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11730/b63-650 B63-650. TURNTABLE PLANE. Foster Patent. Very rare example of Edwin Foster's 1907 patent for a bench plane with a frog that can be rotated up to 45 degrees to either side. Manufactured by Ohio Tool Co. and with an OTC "Globe" cutter. The whole story is at PTAMPIA I, page 218. 9-3/4" sole with "101" cast behind the knob and the patent date cast behind the frog. Tote has a split at the base that was reglued at little sloppily and a chip from the end, japanning 90%. A prior owner has glued four felt discs to the sole for display purposes. One of the holy grails for collectors of weird and ultimately doomed patented planes. From the Dan and Myrna Coleman collection. Good 2000-4000 B63-649 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11729/b63-649 B63-649. 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 almost fully intact with only one small chip at the toe. Wood and metal both near perfect, japanning 90%. One of the nicest examples we've seen. From the collection of Steve Dice. Fine 300-600 B63-648 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11728/b63-648 B63-648. SMOOTHING PLANE. Morris "Diamond" Patent. Early version of the design patented in 1870 by Ellis Morris and marketed by Sandusky as the "Diamond" plane. There were several configurations, is one we haven't seen before. 10-1/2" tapered sole, instead of a knob it has a raised bun in at the toe in lieu of a knob, and raised cheeks. It also has a wider tote than the usual example. Bun, closed tote, and wedge are all beech, with surface wear but no damage. 2-1/2" original Sandusky cutter. There's a crack in the left cheek around the rivet holding the bun and some light surface pitting. From the collection of Steve Dice. Good 300-600 B63-647 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11727/b63-647 B63-647. ADJUSTABLE SMOOTHING PLANE. Completely unmarked and we have no idea who made it, but it sure deserves to be patented. 8-3/4" long with dovetailed lignum sole and European style front horn. The cutter depth is adjusted by a toothed wheel st in the right cheek. There's a lever to lock the wheel in place when the depth is set, and a hole that may have held a pin to lock the lever. 1-3/4" cutter with plated lever cap. The throat is adjustable with a locking screw behind the horn. Ingenious and intriguing. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 150-300 B63-646 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11726/b63-646 B63-646. COMBINATION PLANE. Fales Patent. Amos Fales' patent plane is one of the most complex ever made, with an almost endless set of auxiliary parts to produce various patterns. This one comes the main body with rosewood tote and knob and fence, proper arms with the often-missing depth stop that clamps to the front arm, wood bottomed fence and filletster cutter, patent information stamped on skate, japanning 80%. Plus there are two large ziploc bags, one with 32 long rear bottoms and the other with 28 short front bottoms and 29 cutters, plus some depth stops and nickers. We can't guarantee how many complete sets of bottoms and matching cutters you can put together with this bonanza, but they're all clean and rust-free, and think how much fun you'll have matching them up. Good+ 600-900 B63-547 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11627/b63-547 B63-547. JOINTER PLANE. Chardoillet Patent. 1850s French patent with variable pitch cutter adjustment; 21" sole. All Chardoillet's are rare, but this one has two special characteristics. First, the blade holding mechanism is gunmetal, whereas most examples are cast iron. More significantly, the arm that adjusts the angle of the cutter is toothed. In the patent drawings, the toothed arm was adjusted with a rack and pinion which permitted fine adjustment. In almost all production models, the arm simply slides in a slot and is locked by a thumbscrew. Although this one has the toothed arm, it has the locking thumbscrew rather than the rack and pinion. Possibly a transitional model, when they were still using up their store of toothed arms but had switched over to the simpler thumbscrew lock. It's frozen in place and we don't want to force it, so we'll leave it to you to explore it further. Unfortunately missing its cutter, but still one of the most collectible of the early metal planes. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Fine 4000-8000 B63-546 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11626/b63-546 B63-546. JACK PLANE. Boston Metallic Plane Co. Boston Metallic was only in business for a year or two in the 1870s but managed to produce a couple of memorable, if not particularly practical, planes. This one is most commonly associated with Cyrus Hardy's 1872 patent for the large open holes in the sole, intended to reduce weight and friction, but it was also covered by Baldwin's 1873 patent for the cutter depth adjustment mechanism, which in production was simplified by including a bend in the cutter itself that engages the adjusting screw. This one, unlike most, has the Hardy patent date stamped on the cheek, and is one of the nicest examples we've seen, with the characteristic geometric design on the lever cap (a little worn), and japanning intact. The only apology is a small chip in the mouth. From the collection of Steve Dice. Fine 1000-2000 B63-545 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11625/b63-545 B63-545. NICKEL-PLATED SMOOTHING PLANE. Birmingham Plane Co. Good example of the planes based on George Mosher's 1884 patent with 9" sole, with the clamp-type cutter holder (PTAMPIA I, figure 233b), original cutter with clear mark. The knob, rear part of the tote, cheeks and lever cap are all nickel plated, the only example with nickel plating we've ever seen. It's clearly old, with wear and corrosion on left cheek and lever cap, and it looks like something that Birmingham experimented with but never offered on a wide scale. Either that or a special order; whichever it is, it's unique. Good+ 800-1600 B63-544 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11624/b63-544 B63-544. COMPOSITE SOLE SMOOTHING PLANE. Steers No. 304. The rare adjustable version of William Steer's patented bench planes with rosewood inserts in the sole to reduce friction. In all original, very clean condition with marked cutter. A couple of tiny chips and user initials in the tote. Best of all, the rosewood inserts in the sole are near perfect, without the wear at the toe that typically characterizes these planes. Metal is oxidized but with no rust or pitting. Good+ 300-600 B63-543 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11623/b63-543 B63-543. BLOCK PLANE. Metallic Plane Co. No. 9. The plane shown in PTAMPIA II, Figure 262a. Proper marked Excelsior cutter with original palm rest knob attached, rack and pinion adjustment. Not marked on cheek (or it may have worn off), chip in throat, surface oxidation but no pitting, checks in knob. From the collection of Pat Gefre. Good 200-400 B63-542 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11622/b63-542 B63-542. JACK PLANE. Bailey Tool Co. Defiance No. 15. The version of the Defiance line with the lever type cutter adjustment. All original parts, clear battleaxe mark on cutter, "Bailey Tool Co." cast into lever cap, cap iron stamped with Eckert's 4/23/67 patent for the cutter design. Japanning 75%, beech tote has some staining but no damage, knob fine. From the collection of Ray Schmidt. Good+ 250-450 B63-541 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11621/b63-541 B63-541. BENCH PLANE. Bailey Tool Co. Defiance No. 3. Original marked cutter and cap iron; wood and metal fine; one of the nicest examples we've ever seen. From the collection of Ray Schmidt. Fine 300-600 B63-540 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11620/b63-540 B63-540. SMOOTHING 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. Looks like one of the planes that were hand made by Bailey in 1856 or 1857 while he was still employed as a piano case maker, although it doesn't appear to have assembly numbers. 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" D.R. Barton double iron that's probably a replacement. Rosewood tote and knob, the tote has chips from the end but otherwise fine, japanning nearly intact. The plane design that started it all, in very clean condition; destined to be the centerpiece of any advanced collection. Good+ 4000-8000 B63-539 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11619/b63-539 B63-539. SMOOTHING PLANE. Pike & Dean No. 103. Patented in 1875 by Asahel Dean of Philadelphia and sold by Pike & Dean. PTAMPIA II, pages 152-53. The lever cap has ring hook on the left cheek, which was alleged to make it easier to replace the cutter. 9" sole, 2" unmarked cutter. Marked on left cheek. Wood has wear and some dings but no damage, lever cap oxidized. A very clean example of a very rare plane. Good+ 500-1000 B63-538 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11618/b63-538 B63-538. SMOOTHING PLANE. Morris "Diamond" Patent. Early version of the design patented in 1870 by Ellis Morris and marketed by Sandusky as the "Diamond" plane. There were several configurations; this one resembles the top plane shown in the catalog reproduced in Figure 124 of PTAMPIA I, except with a tapered shape to the sole, and was manufactured by Ohio Tool. 9-3/4" sole, 2-3/8" Buck Bros cutter. Patent date cast behind the knob as in Figure 123b. Beech tote, knob, and wedge, tote has been broken and smoothed over, crack at top of frame on left cheek at the rivet, wedge looks like a replacement. From the collection of Steve Dice. Good 300-600 B63-537 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11617/b63-537 B63-537. MILLER'S PATENT. Type 1 Stanley No. 41. Proper hooked Type 1 with football mark on skate, two piece nuts and acorn finials on the arms. Complete japanning, tote fine. One of the nicest we've seen. Fine 2000-4000 B63-536 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11616/b63-536 B63-536. CORE BOX PLANE. Wm. Bayley. Actually patented by John McCauley of Springfield, OH, these very gizmoish planes were manufactured by Wm Bayley of Springfield and are usually referred to by his name. This example has "Wm. Bayley Co." and "Springfield O" cast into the arms. With each pass of the plane, the cutter rotates slightly. Clean and works smoothly. A very nice example. Fine 100-200 B63-535 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11615/b63-535 B63-535. KNOWLES TYPE SMOOTHING PLANE. 11-1/2" iron body with open tote, 1-3/4" cutter. Beech wedge with minor wear. Good+ 100-200 B63-534 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11614/b63-534 B63-534. RABBET BLOCK PLANE. Norwood Patent. Patent in 1875 by John Norwood of Boston. See PTAMPIA I, Figure 162. A handful of these are known, most of them with the patent date stamped. This one is not marked (or the date has worn off), but it's unmistakable. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 300-600