Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 B59-547 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7957/b59-547 B59-547 COMPOSITE SOLE BENCH PLANE. Steers No. 303. The very rare adjustable version of William Steers' patented bench planes with rosewood inserts in the sole to reduce friction. Proper marked cutter, wood and metal very clean, includes the often missing set screw in the lever cap. Japanning 75%, rosewood inserts have a couple of minor chips near toe and small hole at heel. From the collection of Carl Bopp. Fine 300-600 B59-546 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7956/b59-546 B59-546 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 know 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 is near perfect, and the brass bracket that is used to position the two beveling fences has never been polished; the name of M. B. Tidey & Co. and the patent date are faint but clear. What else do we need to say? It's a Tidey patent in fine condition, one of the holy grails of plane collecting; grab it quick before it gets away. Fine 9000-18000 B59-545 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7955/b59-545 B59-545 FORE PLANE. Bailey Victor No. 6. Earliest type of cutter adjustment, that resulted in patent litigation between Bailey and Justus Traut, see PTAMPIA I, Figure 59a. Super clean with original cast iron tote and very good casting on knob. No marks on cutter or cap iron. Fine 300-600 B59-544 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7954/b59-544 B59-544 KNOWLES-TYPE JOINTER PLANE. Unsigned but closely resembles the one in PTAMPIA I, Plate 4, but without the pinstriping. 23-1/4" sole, closed wooden tote, 2-3/8" Wm. Butcher cutter with cap iron. Wedge has been carved to include a bun. From the collection of Dennis Fisher. Good+ 400-800 B59-543 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7953/b59-543 B59-543 FORE PLANE. Bailey Tool Co. Defiance No. 6. Unmarked as usual, proper cutter with battleaxe mark and marked cap iron, both a little faint with some surface rust but legible, wood and metal both near fine, japanning 98%. Good+ 200-400 B59-542 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7952/b59-542 B59-542 METAL PLOW PLANE. Phillips Patent. First type with no trademark on skate, rosewood tote and fence attachment both fine, japanning 75%, light pitting on one side of skate. No cutters. Good+ 350-700 B59-541 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7951/b59-541 B59-541 ADJUSTABLE SOLE PLANE. Williams Patent Type. At first glance, this appears to be an example of the very rare "universal plane" patented in 1864 by Stephen Williams of Philadelphia, with a body comprised of sliding wooden segments clamped together by a brass band. However, on closer examination there are several differences. All of the examples of the Williams patent we have seen are marked on the brass band; this one lacks that mark but has "V. Dahl Maker" stamped on the toe, a name we have been unable to identify. The locking screw is slotted instead of a thumbscrew. Unlike the Williams patent, there are only six sliding plates, and a larger and more elaborate center section with pieces of boxwood dovetailed into the sole on either side of the throat. The resemblance seems to be too striking to be coincidental, but was this a copy or forerunner of the Williams patent? It could be an early prototype, but then why is it marked Dahl rather than Williams? A mystery, and a very intriguing and attractive plane. Some overall wear but nothing major; Butcher cutter. Good+ 3000-6000 B59-540 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7950/b59-540 B59-540 PATENT COMBINATION PLANE. Fales. Basic body with fence and one set of bottoms and matching cutter, rosewood tote and knob, japanning 75%. From the collection of Dennis Fisher. Good+ 100-200 B59-539 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7949/b59-539 B59-539 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, Figure 184. Beech tote has average wear and there's also a small chip from the corner of the mouth, but the cast iron body and original wedge are otherwise clean. From the collection of Dennis Fisher. Good+ 900-1800 B59-538 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7948/b59-538 B59-538 ADJUSTABLE FENCE PLOW PLANE. Sandusky Scissor Arm. Patented by Ellis Morris of Canton, Ohio, in 1871, and manufactured by Sandusky, unmarked but unmistakable. This is the version with the wider throat with thumbscrew cutter clamp (broken off) and the separate throat for a nicker, nicker missing as always. The beech tote and wedge have normal wear but no damage, there's no japanning left and the metal has a uniform coat of surface rust but no pitting, works smoothly. Good 500-1000 B59-537 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7947/b59-537 B59-537 CORE BOX PLANE. Lewis Patent. Patented 12/4/66 by Elisha Lewis of Philadelphia. See PTAMPIA I, Figure 276. There's a piece broken out of the frame by the front wing nut that locks the fence and the tote is reglued. Knob that rotates the cutter needs lubrication. Rated R2 in Larson & Blanchard. Good 150-250 B59-536 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7946/b59-536 B59-536 COMBINATION PLANE. Siegley No. 2. Later type with "No. 2" cast into fence, rosewood fence attachment, thumbscrew fence locking screws. The plane has long rods and one cutter, 20 additional cutters and the short rods are in an intact canvass roll. Nickel plating is about 50% with some peeling and rust, small chip from tote. Good 150-250 B59-535 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7945/b59-535 B59-535 METAL PLOW PLANE. Phillips Patent. Mayo's improvement to Phillips' original design. Only a faint trace of the pinstriping remains, rosewood tote and fence attachment clean, noting a tight crack in the tote, light overall pitting on the cast iron body, no cutters. Good 250-500 B59-534 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7944/b59-534 B59-534 METAL PLOW PLANE. Howkins Model B. Uncommon patented British combination plow, all cast iron except for rosewood fence and bed, 7" long. In what appears to be the original dovetailed box with 11 cutters, counting the one in the plane. Missing the iron fence and rods that were also supplied. 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. Fine 300-600 B59-533 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7943/b59-533 B59-533 BULLNOSE RABBET PLANE. Sargent Ladybug No. 1508-1/2. 6" version of the Bug, has both fence and depth stop. Nickel nearly intact with some mild wear but no flaking. From the collection of Dan and Myrna Coleman. Fine 600-1200 B59-353 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7763/b59-353 B59-353 KNOWLES-TYPE JACK PLANE. Unsigned and no way to say who made it, but clearly old. Cast iron body with 14-1/2" sole and decorative profile, beech wedge and closed tote, 2" Humphreyville iron bedded at a low angle. There's a tight check in the knob, a couple of holes ahead of the throat that look like another piece is missing, but it looks complete. A very attractive example of a craftsman made early metal plane. Good+ 200-400 B59-352 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7762/b59-352 B59-352 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 (although the mark is faint and partly obscured by surface rust) and a Sargent frog. It also has "Hardt" and the patent date cast into the toe and "Hardt" cast into the underside of the lever cap. Japanning about 40%, wood fine, cutter and chipbreaker have surface rust. A very nice example of one of the holy grails of patented plane collectors. Good+ 2000-4000 B59-351 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7761/b59-351 B59-351 TOBOGGAN PLANE. Payson's No. 001. Manufactured by Brown Special Machinery Co. of Chicago, one of those wacky designs no plane collection is complete without. No paper label, japanning repainted, metal cleaned. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Good 100-200 B59-350 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7760/b59-350 B59-350 PROTOTYPE CUTTER ADJUSTMENT WITH PATENT PAPERS. Liberty Bell Mechanism. A 15" transitional jack plane with the type of frog and cutter adjustment used by Stanley in the Liberty Bell line. It's all in cast brass (except for the early type cap screw), and doesn't have the Liberty Bell decorative casting in the lever cap. "Stanley Rule & Level Pat'd April 4, 1876" in two curved lines is stamped both on the toe and just in front of the knob. Henry Richards and Justus Traut actually patented the Liberty Bell mechanism two weeks later, on April 18. They did have a patent issued on April 4, but it was for a box scraper mechanism that was used in the No. 70, and has no discernable connection to this mechanism. There are some chips from the tote and overall staining in the wood. The brass adjusting lever has a brazed spot, whether it was a repaired break or part of making the prototype is not clear, but the brass mechanism is otherwise perfect. There is also a small stamp that looks like "A.T. Norton" behind the knob. The lot also includes the original patent certificate for the April 18 patent as well as a second cutter with the patent number and Richards' and Traut's names written on it. A unique piece of Stanley history. Fine 4000-8000 B59-349 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7759/b59-349 B59-349 PROTOTYPE WOOD BOTTOM SCRAPER. Justus Traut. Basically a transitional version of the No. 212, 9" sole with 2" unmarked cutter, japanned cutter holder with Stanley lever cap. Unlike the various cast iron scrapers, the cutter angle is fixed and can't be adjusted, probably just one reason Stanley never put it into production. It's stamped on the toe "J.A. Traut April 14, 1908." That was a Tuesday, but we haven't been able to locate the patent. Japanning 98%, wood immaculate. Fine 2000-4000 B59-348 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7758/b59-348 B59-348 JACK PLANE. Cyrus Hardy Patent. 15" version of the very rare Hardy patent sold by Boston Metallic Plane Co., with its large holes in the sole that reduced friction but generally increased breakage. Not in this case, however, clean and complete; the lever cap with its geometric pattern as some wear to the nickel but no peeling. From the collection of Carl Bopp. Fine 300-600 B59-347 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7757/b59-347 B59-347 STOP CHAMFER PLANE. Lee Patent. Cast iron version of Joseph Lee's iconic stop chamfer plane. Lee was constantly fiddling with the design and it sometimes seems that no two are alike; this one has the Bailey-type lever cap and cutter adjustment added after the Bailey patents expired, gothic window design on nickel plated lever cap, doesn't have Lee's or Thurston's names. Japanning near 100%, tote perfect, slight nickel loss on adjustment knobs. From a legendary private collection of infill and metal planes. Good+ 4000-8000 B59-346 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7756/b59-346 B59-346 JACK PLANE. Bailey Tool Co. No. 15. The plane shown in Figure 50 of PTAMPIA II. Let's be honest, it's in rough shape, rusty with most finish gone from the tote and knob, a blue paint streak on the tote and a replacement nut holding it to the body. Cutter and cap iron are too rusty to see if they're original, but it has the proper lever cap with Bailey Tool Co. casting and intact body. A project plane. Good- 80-150 B59-345 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7755/b59-345 B59-345 MILLER'S PATENT. Stanley No. 43 Type 1B. Good clean example of the hook No. 43, all correct parts except there are holes in the ends of the arms. Full original set of nine cutters in user-made box. Japanning 90%, user names stamped on both sides of tote, some mild surface corrosion on skate. All in a user made sliding lid box. Fine 3000-6000 B59-344 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/7754/b59-344 B59-344 T-RABBET PLANE. Birmingham Plane Co. Non-adjustable 6" version of the "batwing" design based on Mosher's 1884 patent. 1-1/2" cutter, probably repainted. From the collection of Dennis Fisher. Good+ 150-250