Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info https://www.finetoolj.com/ 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 b61-601 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9548/b61-601 b61-601 INFILL SHOULDER PLANE. G. Miller. Gunmetal body with sweated steel sole, 8" x 1-1/2", ebony "rhino horn" infill and wedge, strike button, Ward & Payne iron with 1/2" left. George Miller was a prolific London planemaker but signed only a fraction of his work, this has a nice clear mark. Several user stamps and a few dents and scratches in the metal, wood is pristine. From a legendary private collection of infill and metal planes. Fine 400-600 b61-600 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9547/b61-600 b61-600 INFILL SHOULDER PLANE. G. Miller. Very uncommon small size plane by the prolific London maker, gunmetal body with sweated steel sole, 4-1/2" x 7/16", rosewood infill and wedge, strike button, unsigned iron with plenty of blade left. George Miller signed only a fraction of his work, but this has a nice clear mark on the toe. Some prior owner has drilled two countersunk holes through the body, presumably to attach a fence. User name stamped on left cheek, some chipping from end of wedge, includes a wooden sleeve that has otherwise protected it. From a legendary private collection of infill and metal planes. Good+ 200-300 b61-599 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9546/b61-599 b61-599 INFILL BENCH PLANE. Stewart Spiers No. 27. Gunmetal body with 7-1/2" dovetailed coffin-shaped steel sole, rosewood infill, open tote, no adjuster, 7 1/2" sole. Gunmetal lever cap with domed cap screw and script trademark. 2-1/4" Ward & Payne iron. Toe is marked "Stewart Spiers" and "27" with "Dovetailed" stamp on the edge of the sole. User names stamped on toe and cheek. Wood has minor toolbox rash, metal oxidized and never polished but no rust or pitting. From a legendary private collection of infill and metal planes. Good+ 800-1200 b61-598 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9545/b61-598 b61-598 INFILL JOINTER PLANE. Norris No. A1 IOB. Steel body with dovetailed 22-1/2" sole, dark rosewood infill, original marked 2-1/2" iron. There are a couple of minor scratches near the heel but the wood is otherwise immaculate, a few spots of easily cleanable surface rust. The box has wear and some split seams but is intact, label is about 50% and just legible. A superb example of the pinnacle of the infill planemaker's art. Fine 4000-6000 b61-597 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9544/b61-597 b61-597 INFILL MITRE PLANE. New York Maker. Not signed, but resembles the work of the handful of New York makers who made English-style infill planes for the pianomaking industry. Cast steel body with rosewood infill, 10-1/4" sole, 2" unsigned iron. Most unusually, it has a rosewood lever cap, rotating with a brass insert where the screws attach, and a separate iron band. "Pat. Apl'd For" stamped on top of the projecting sole, which is distinctly American. It has issues: the wood is worn, and there is light pitting on the cheeks and sole and some casting flaw on the sole, and a crack in the heel running into the hole where the strike button is attached. The cutter is also pitted, with chips from the edge, and worn short. Despite its flaws, a unique and intriguing example of the New York planemaking industry. Good 200-400 b61-596 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9543/b61-596 b61-596 INFILL BENCH PLANE. Craftsman made and unsigned. Cast iron body with 11-1/2" sole and decorative profile; 2-1/2" snecked Gilpin iron, rosewood fill, gunmetal lever cap. Unusual and attractive design. Some moderate surface corrosion but no damage. Good+ 200-400 b61-595 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9542/b61-595 b61-595 INFILL RABBET PLANE. L. Brandt. Danish immigrant Lauritz Brandt was one of the few US planemakers who made European-style infill planes, primarily in New York for the pianomaking industry. Most of Brandt's planes were traditional infills, with an iron or gunmetal shell around a wooden fill. This one, however, is solid iron, a technique pioneered by Napoleon Erlandsen, who learned the trade from Brandt (see lot 594). It is unsigned, but the mouth design is typical of Brandt, and the assumption is that after Erlandsen developed the technique Brandt adopted it. 7-1/2" sole with a 5/8" unmarked iron, rosewood wedge with significant wear damage. It also has a plate welded on the heel, apparently to repair damage done to the strike button. Despite its issues, a significant part of US planemaking history. Good 300-600 b61-594 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9541/b61-594 b61-594 INFILL RABBET PLANE. N. Erlandsen. Napoleon Erlandsen was one of the few US planemakers who made European-style infill planes, primarily in New York for the pianomaking industry. Most of his planes were fairly traditional infills, with an iron or gunmetal shell around a wooden fill. This one, however, is solid iron, a technique he developed to simplify the manufacture. The hole near the toe reduced the weight and aided in the casting process. It's unsigned, but identical to that shown in Hammacher Schlemmer's 1900 catalog of pianomaking tools. See PTAMPIA II, pages 194-95. 7-1/2" sole with a 5/8" unmarked iron that's worn down to nothing, numbered to the plane and wedge, rosewood wedge. steel strike button on heel that's been hit a few times but still intact; there's a small chip from the side of the mouth on the left cheek. The plane pictured in Figure 42 of John Wells' pioneering study of New York planemakers, published in the September 2012 Gristmill. Good+ 800-1500 b61-593 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9540/b61-593 b61-593 INFILL MITRE PLANE. Robert Towell. Dovetailed 10" steel sole with dovetails almost invisible, rosewood infill and wedge, tight mouth, I. & H. Sorby 2" iron, slightly spalled. "Rt. Towell London" stamped on bridge. Towell was the first recorded maker of signed infills. Wood has wear, including big chip from wedge, metal has rust speckles and light dinging, mostly on heel around strike button. Good+ 500-1000 b61-592 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9539/b61-592 b61-592 INFILL PANEL PLANE. Spiers No. 1. 16-1/2" sole with virtually invisible dovetails, ebony infill and closed tote, 2-1/2" T. Ibbotson iron, gunmetal lever cap with "Spiers Ayr" mark and improper replaced cap screw. Superb example of the work of a master of the infill plane at the top of his game. From a legendary private collection of infill and metal planes. Fine 1000-1500 b61-591 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9538/b61-591 b61-591 INFILL PANEL PLANE. Norris No. A1. Cast steel body with mahogany infill and closed tote, 17-1/2" sole and marked 2-1/2" iron, gunmetal lever cap with "Norris London" mark. Some light pitting on iron and cap iron, wood and metal otherwise very clean. Good+ 300-600 b61-590 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9537/b61-590 b61-590 INFILL BENCH PLANE. Craftsman made and unsigned. Cast iron body with 6-1/2" sole and decorative profile; 1-3/4" unsigned iron, rosewood fill and wedge with gunmetal bridge, strike button on heel. Unusual and attractive design. Normal wear and one small chip from the heel but no damage. Good+ 200-400 b61-589 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9536/b61-589 b61-589 INFILL SMOOTHING PLANE. Unsigned and craftsman made. Cast steel body, 8-1/4" narrow coffin shaped sole, unhandled, wide flat wood knob. Rosewood fill, 2" unsigned double iron that looks like it came from an adjustable plane, brass lever cap with wide flat cap screw. Body is oxidized with a little pitting on the sole, wood has a couple of checks but no damage, iron badly needs resharpening. Good 100-200 b61-588 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9535/b61-588 b61-588 INFILL SMOOTHING PLANE. Mathieson & Sons No. 844. Good example of Mathieson's improved pattern handled bench plane with parallel sides. Steel body with welded sole and ebony infill, 7-1/2" sole. Unmarked gunmetal lever cap, but Saracen mark on toe. 2" Ward & Payne iron, pitted and slightly spalled. The open tote has been reglued, and there is some light pitting on the cheeks and sole. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good 150-250 b61-363 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9310/b61-363 b61-363 INFILL BENCH PLANE. Craftsman made and unsigned. 8" sole with 2" Hobson iron, rosewood bun and open tote. The unusual design features a very thick lever cap and a depth adjustment controlled by a large brass bolt. Ingenious and well made. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Fine 200-400 b61-362 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9309/b61-362 b61-362 INFILL BENCH PLANE. Similar to the Norris and Mathieson lines of bench planes, but craftsman made and unsigned. Cast steel body with 9" sole and 2-1/2" Ward & Payne iron, rosewood fill and closed tote. It's best feature is elaborate black and gold painted highlighting on the wood. Unfortunately, it also has a sheared off tote end, overall wear, and some serious pitting on the sole. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good 100-200 b61-361 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9308/b61-361 b61-361 INFILL MITRE PLANE. Spiers Improved Pattern No. 5. Steel body with dovetailed sole and rosewood infill, the improved pattern with bun like a bench plane, 10-3/4" sole, gunmetal lever cap with small "Spiers Ayr" stamp; 2-1/4" unmarked snecked?iron. Light pitting on sole, iron and interior of cheeks, metal otherwise good, rosewood especially nice noting a couple of small scratches on the bun. From a legendary private collection of infill and metal planes. Good 800-1200 b61-360 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9307/b61-360 b61-360 INFILL PANEL PLANE. Craftsman made and unsigned. Cast iron body with 13" sole, rosewood fill and wedge with closed tote and strike button on bun, 2-1/4" James Howarth double iron, coat of lacquer. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Fine 150-250 b61-359 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9306/b61-359 b61-359 INFILL SHOULDER PLANE. London pattern gunmetal body with 7-1/2" sweated steel sole. 1-1/2" unmarked iron. Rosewood fill and wedge with "rhino horn" profile. Unsigned and probably craftsman made although it could be an unsigned Holland. Damage to heel where a strike button is missing. Some user marks. Good+ 120-240 b61-358 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9305/b61-358 b61-358 INFILL MITRE PLANE. Has what looks like a maker's name including "York" overstamped in the throat. 10-1/2" iron dovetailed sole, fill and wedge could be walnut, 2-1/4" unmarked iron. Wedge has dings but no major damage, some light pitting. From a legendary private collection of infill and metal planes. Good+ 300-600 b61-357 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9304/b61-357 b61-357 INFILL PANEL PLANE. Resembles early Spiers but unsigned and probably craftsman made. 14-1/2" cast steel body, 2-1/2" iron with worn mark, spalled, rosewood infill, with unusual wide flat bun and closed tote. Small chip from end of tote and some very minor dinging. Good+ 300-600 b61-356 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9303/b61-356 b61-356 LOW ANGLE INFILL BLOCK PLANE. Unsigned and craftsman made. Cast steel body with 7" sole, rosewood infill and wedge. 1-1/2" Hearnshaw iron. The wedge is held by two rosewood pads secured to the cheeks, an unusual and attractive design. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Good+ 120-240 b61-355 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9302/b61-355 b61-355 INFILL SMOOTHING PLANE. Unsigned and craftsman made. Cast steel body, 7-1/2" coffin shaped sole, unhandled. Rosewood fill and wedge, 2-3/8" I. Sorby double iron. Body is oxidized but with no pitting or rust, wood has wear but no damage. Good+ 120-240 b61-354 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9301/b61-354 b61-354 INFILL PANEL PLANE. Mathieson No. 845. Steel body with 15-1/2 dovetailed sole, 2-1/2" Mathiesen iron, gunmetal lever cap with saracen mark, rosewood infill and closed tote. A few very small dings on the tote and some light wear to show it was used but no damage and would clean up beautifully. From a legendary private collection of metal and infill planes. Fine 700-1000 B61-142 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/9089/b61-142 B61-142 INFILL BENCH PLANE. Similar to the Norris and Mathieson lines of bench planes, but craftsman made and unsigned. Cast steel body with 9-1/4" sole and 2" Ward & Payne iron, rosewood fill and open tote. Unlike manufactured smoothers, has a cast iron japanned lever cap with a decorative oval opening and oval headed screws attaching the fill. From the collection of Cliff Sapienza. Fine 200-400