Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 B62-657 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10842/b62-657 B62-657. JOINTER PLANE. Pike & Dean No. 105. Patented in 1875 by Asahel Dean of Philadelphia and sold by Pike & Dean. PTAMPIA II, pages 152-53. The brass lever cap has ring hooked on the left cheek, which was alleged to make it easier to replace the cutter. 18" sole, 2-1/4" cutter marked only "Steel." There's a big chip out of the end of the tote, but otherwise a very clean example of a very rare plane. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 1500-3000 B62-656 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10841/b62-656 B62-656. JOINTER PLANE. Thomas Worrall Patent. Based on Worrall's 1857 patent for the cutter attachment by a bolt through the heel. Figure 27b on page 29 of PTAMPIA, 21", 2-3/8" cutter. There is no stamp on the toe (like Figure 27b) or mark on the cutter, although the cutter has significant pitting which could be concealing the mark. Some scratching on the sole and wear around the throat. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 100-200 B62-655 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10840/b62-655 B62-655. SMOOTHING PLANE. Morris "Diamond" Patent. Early version of the design patented in 1870 by Ellis Morris and marketed by Ohio Tool as the "Diamond" plane. This resembles the plane shown in figure 69 of PTAMPIA II, except that the diamond pattern covers the entire 9" sole. 2-1/4" Ohio Tool Co. double iron, spalled. The applewood fill, wedge and knob are covered with original decorative wheatsheaf carving. The tip of the tote is smoothed over, otherwise fine. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 1000-2000 B62-654 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10839/b62-654 B62-654. BLOCK PLANE. Metallic Plane Co. No. 9. 7-3/4" sole, adjustable throat, fruitwood knob attached to cutter, rack and pinion cutter adjustment. Proper marked Excelsior cutter. Has what looks like a date stamped where most have the Metallic name stamped. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Fine 200-400 B62-653 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10838/b62-653 B62-653. SMOOTHING PLANE. Metallic Plane Co. Example of the "Perfected" line in the 8" smoother size, based on Palmer & Storke's 1871 patent. The cutter is not adjustable, and this model is actually much harder to find than the later models with elaborate adjustment mechanisms. Adjustable throat, corrugated sole, good clean applewood tote, knob dinged but intact, marked on the left cheek, cutter appears to be marked by Metallic which would be unusual for this line. The metal is dirty with overall surface corrosion but no pitting, would clean to a nice example of a rare plane. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good 60-120 B62-652 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10837/b62-652 B62-652. KNOWLES TYPE JOINTER. Unmarked but very similar to PTAMPIA I, Figure 6. Has holes in the cheeks that were used to insert screws that hold the closed tote. Tote and knob both painted black. 20-1/2" sole, 2-3/8" Butcher cutter. Tote and beech wedge have wear, and there's a small chip out of the heel. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 200-400 B62-651 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10836/b62-651 B62-651. CORRUGATED SOLE JACK PLANE. Metallic Plane Co. Based on Elliot Storke's final patent with the faucet-handle cutter adjustment. Identical to Figure 210 in PTAMPIA I but in the 15" jack size. Adjustable mouth, cast iron knob and rosewood tote, marked on left cheek. Has a Stanley 1892 patent cutter. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 100-200 B62-650 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10835/b62-650 B62-650. JACK PLANE. Holly Patent. Birdsill Holly received his patent in 1852 for the first commercially successful metallic plane. This 14-1/4" jack with a smooth sole (the dimpled soles would come later) is identical in design to the one shown in Figure 14 of PTAMPIA II except that it has an open tote and a 2-1/8" Buck Bros. cutter with notches cut out of the side. The lever cap has "D. Maydole, Norwich, NY, Cast Steel" stamped in it; this is the first indication we've had that Maydole may have made parts for Holly's planes. The tote has a reglued split and is shorter than the groove cast for it, maybe a replacement for the original closed tote? If so it's an old one. The characteristic wide flat knob is worn. Good+ 300-600 B62-649 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10834/b62-649 B62-649. CORRUGATED SOLE JOINTER. Metallic Plane Co. 20-1/2" sole, adjustable throat, based on Elliot Storke's 1875 patent for the cutter adjustment which was modified in production to include the distinctive faucet-handle design. Marked on cheek. 2-1/4" Reynolds Barber "Clover Leaf" cutter, japanning 75%, good rosewood tote. Nice example of a rare plane. Good+ 120-240 B62-648 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10833/b62-648 B62-648. COMBINATION PLANE. Siegley No. 2. The version in plate 20 on page 101 of PTAMPIA I with the two-piece wood fence, long rods and the lever cutter adjustment that isn't in any of the patents. One cutter. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 100-200 B62-647 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10832/b62-647 B62-647. SMOOTHING PLANE Meriden Malleable Iron Co. Based on Solon Rust's 1882 patent which is stamped on the wide brass adjustment knob characteristic of these uncommon planes. 8" sole with non-adjustable throat, 1-3/4" original marked cutter, four patent dates on lever cap. Rosewood tote and knob are fine, metal very good noting a hole in the sole where the end of the rod holding the tote can be seen. See PTAMPIA I, page 197 for the history. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Fine 200-400 B62-646 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10831/b62-646 B62-646. IRON T-RABBET PLANE. Rafil. Japanned cast iron, 6" long, with a clamp that the cutter is slid into from the side. It has "RAFIL" cast into one side and "Pat 1950" into the other. 1-1/2" unmarked cutter that is wider than the sole. It is our understanding that it's Canadian, but we have no additional information. The only one we've seen. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good 100-200 B62-645 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10830/b62-645 B62-645. BLOCK PLANE. Bailey Victor No. 0. Good casting on knob, japanning about 50%, replacement Stanley cutter. From the collection of Ray Schmidt. Good 100-200 B62-644 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10829/b62-644 B62-644. BLOCK PLANE. Boston Metallic Tool Co. The basic design is based on Baldwin's 1873 patent; the cutter is bent down on the end to engage the brass adjustment screw, which is the adjustment mechanism used in the Hardy patent bench planes, but is rarely seen it in a block plane. Compare PTAMPIA I, Figures 182a and 182b. The design on the slide in lever cap isn't the typical shield, but a six-pointed figure. 7" sole, 1-1/2" cutter, not signed. Looks like there was once a front knob, small chip from throat. When Boston Metallic went out of business, other planemakers bought out its inventory, and this may have been made by a successor. Very unusual plane. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 150-250 B62-643 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10828/b62-643 B62-643. KNOWLES TYPE JOINTER. Unmarked, 17-3/4" sole, unmarked 2-3/8" cutter, closed beech tote and knob. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 100-200 B62-642 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10827/b62-642 B62-642. BENCH PLANE. Standard Rule No. 3. Based on Solon Arthur Rust's 1883 patent. One of the many companies that tried to compete with the Stanley juggernaut and eventually sold out. 7-1/2" sole, proper marked 1-3/4" cutter, marking partly obscured by light pitting. There's an unfortunate split in the tote that wasn't glued quite straight, otherwise very clean. Good 100-200 B62-641 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10826/b62-641 B62-641. FLEXIBLE SOLE PLANE. Evans Patent. Often mistaken for the later and more common Stanley No. 13, this plane was patented by George Evans of Maine in 1862 and manufactured by R.H. Mitchell. This is the uncommon variation with the brass plate with Evans' and Mitchells' names soldered to the side. Moulson Bros. cutter, slightly spalled. Good+ 100-200 B62-640 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10825/b62-640 B62-640. SHOULDER OR RABBET PLANE. Fielding Patent. Completely unmarked, but strongly resembles the plane patented 5/15/83 by Daniel Fielding of Decatur, IL. Consists of two 1" bullnose type cutters mounted at the end of a 2-3/4" by 7" wooden block separated by an iron fence and with an iron toe. Not described in PTAMPIA and, apart from Lot 339, the only one we've ever seen. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 150-300 B62-547 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10732/b62-547 B62-547. JOINTER. Smith & Carpenter Patent. Patented 8/25/68 by F. Smith and I. Carpenter from Lancaster, PA; the patent covers both the thumb-screw lever cap and the cast-iron top plate intended to stiffen the wooden body. PTAMPIA I, Figure 141. 22" sole, 2-1/2" Butcher cutter. "I. Carpenter" is Rev. Israel Carpenter, the nephew of E.W. Carpenter who was apprenticed to his uncle before becoming a minister. Toe is marked (upside down) by Carpenter (four stars) and with the patent date, and a second name appears to be "F. Dartels" instead of Smith ? could be a user but the lettering is identical. The tip of the tote is sheared off, and the cast iron has been repainted, but otherwise an excellent example of a very rare plane. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 500-1000 B62-546 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10731/b62-546 B62-546. 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 210a. Cutter is marked "Steers & Long Patent", faint but legible; Long was Steers' partner in Quebec and is only credited as an inventor on the Canadian patent. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Fine 400-800 B62-545 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10730/b62-545 B62-545. ADJUSTABLE FENCE PLOW PLANE. Morris Patent. The scissors-type fence adjustment patented by Ellis Morris of Canton, Ohio, in 1871, and manufactured for a short period by Sandusky. This is the version that has a closed beech tote and wedge and doesn't have a thumbscrew to secure the wedge or the casting for a vertical nicker. One old smoothed over chip out of the tote, japanning nearly complete, original Sandusky cutter. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 600-1200 B62-544 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10729/b62-544 B62-544. JACK PLANE. Silsby, Race & Holly. Based on Birdsill Holly's patent. Nearly identical to the plane shown in PTAMPIA I, Figure 39b, but Westport Tool Co. cutter and replacement lever cap, corrugated sole. Tote near fine, knob is original but with a crack at the base. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good 400-800 B62-543 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10728/b62-543 B62-543. SMOOTHING PLANE. Louis Rodier. Very uncommon Type 1, with the vertically mounted coil spring adjustment. (PTAMPIA I, Figure 225). Rodier's 1879, patent was for his adjustment mechanism, intended to simultaneously regulate the set of the cutter and the width of the mouth, but his planes, manufactured by Laflin Manufacturing, are best known for their corrugated sides and the serpentine grooves cast into the sole. 9" sole, with a 2-1/8" Buck Bros. cutter. The lever cap has "L.C. Rodier's Pat" with the patent date cast in a circle around a star, which is found on only a handful of these very rare planes. (PTAMPIA II, Figure 197a). Wood near perfect, metal has surface rust but no pitting or damage. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Fine 1000-2000 B62-542 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10727/b62-542 B62-542. SMOOTHING PLANE. Glans Patent. This is the plane shown in Plate 27b on page 105 of PTAMPIA II. At the time, the patent was unknown, but it has since been identified as the 9/18/06 patent of John Glans of Minneapolis. A couple have turned up, and more information will be featured in PTAMPIA III, coming soon from FTJ! Solid gunmetal, 9" sole, 2" cutter with a turnbuckle locking mechanism and joystick type depth adjustment. Rosewood knob. From the collection of Steve Dice. Fine 5000-10000 B62-541 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10726/b62-541 B62-541. JACK PLANE. The Challenge. The Challenge plane was patented in 1883 and 1884 by Arthur Goldsborough of Washington, DC (even in the nineteenth century the source of some really bad ideas), manufactured by Iver Johnson and sold (briefly) by Tower & Lyon. PTAMPIA I, page 166. This is the 15" jack plane version with the word "Challenge" and the patent dates cast into the yoke. Black paint on the knob and tote are about 50% and the knob is a little loose, otherwise a clean example of a very rare plane. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 1000-2000