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E. W. Carpenter Patented Double Wedge Wooden Jointer PlaneE. W. Carpenter Patented Double Wedge Wooden Jointer Plane   This unusual patented design wooden jointer plane is in very nice condition.  The patent was granted to The famous PA planemaker E. W. Carpenter in 1849.   The patented double wedge feature can be found on planes made by other PA makers as well as those like this one made by Carpenter himself.

The stamp on the nose is very nice, and the overall condition of the plane is nice.  With a light clean it will be a standout example for the collection of early patented planes.  The idea was 2 fold in that as the sole wore down, the tapered rear wedge could be lowered to move the cutter forward in relation to the throat opening.  It could also be adjusted to change the angle of the cutter.   Kind of a neat idea for a real issue in wood sole planes.  Metal bodied planes arrived on the market shortly afterward and made the idea kind of irrelevant.    Different & Interesting.

Good . . . . . . $15.00       SOLD!! - - - - -AN EBAY DISASTER




Auburn Tool Co Plow PlaneAuburn Tool Co Beech Handled Plow Plane This handled Beech plow plane is in very nice overall condition.  No issues, no apologies.  A nice plow plane that deserves to be displayed or put back to use!!

Good +. . . . . . . $125.00      SOLD!






Handled Sandusky Center Wheel Self Regulating Handled Boxwood Plow Plane Sandusky Center Wheel "Self Regulating" Handled Boxwood Plow Plane A nice example of a rare form of American plow plane. This great plow plane was one of the collectors favorites and he made a special tag for it. I guess the term center wheel plow was not in use then as he identified this as a "Self Regulating" Sandusky. Overall it is in super nice condition and the plane body has the warm shiny glow that 100 year old Boxwood exhibits. The rods are nice, and the threads on the center rod are very nice. There is an age crack running through the handle that also shows in the body, but it is tight, shows no sign of opening, looseness, or other problems. It is getting so that the only time these ever show up anymore are at major tool auctions, and they have done nothing but go up in value over the last 20 years. Very Nice!!!

Fine +. . . . . . $5200.00          SOLD!!


Ivory Tipped Ebony Plow PlaneIvory Tipped Ebony Plow Plane  Unmarked.  There is some minor damage to the threads and some fine age checks in the body.  The inside nuts may be later replacements, and one would assume the ivory tips were at one point capped.  All in all a nice plane at a reasonable price.

Good . . . . . . $695.00       SOLD!!





vintage Infill Planes3 Handled Rosewood Planes  These three rosewood planes appear to have been made by the same hand.  Two of them are stamped on the nose A S but the handles are so similar I am sure the same fellow made them.   The two larger ones are about 1" different in length and 1/4 inch or so different in width.  The shorter one has a round bottom.  The longest one is just under 22" long  Very Showy and these are becoming near impossible to find anymore.     

Good . . . . . .$150.00 / Each       SOLD






Skew Cut English Hollow & Round Planes18 Matched Skew Cut English Hollow & Round Planes    This set of 18 matched hollows & rounds are in near mint, near unused condition.  There was a bit of rust on some of the cutters which I have since cleaned, but they show no signs of use or abuse. 

Skew sets of Hollow & Rounds are 10 times harder to find than straight cut versions.  These planes are double stamped with two well known and respected makers / distributors of English Planes.  Preston and Varvill & Sons. Special.

Excellent . . . . . .$1095.00           SOLD!



T J M'Master & Co. Auburn NY Wooden Hollow & Round Molding PlanesT J M'Master & Co. Auburn NY Wooden Hollow & Round Molding Planes  These planes date from the early to mid 19th century and were probably made using prison convict labor.   Truman J. McMaster had contracts with both Sing Sing Prison and Auburn Prison over the years.

This set of 15 graduated Hollow & Round Molding Planes are all marked T J M'Master & Co.  There are 3 missing to make a complete 18 piece set. The round #16 and both #10's  They are nice looking planes that just have a coating of dust on them and will respond well to a lite cleaning and wax or oil.

Good . . . . . $195.00 / Set   SOLD!!




Set of 22 Hollows & Rounds No. 2 thru 22  Set of 22 Hollows & Rounds No. 2 thru 22   Most are by L. & I. J. White. 3 or 4 pairs are by other makers. Very Nice!!   

Good + . . . . . .  $375.00     SOLD!!







R Carter Troy NY Boxed Wooden Bead Molding PlanesCarter Troy NY Boxed Wooden Bead Molding Planes  The Carter family of Troy NY were well known early to mid 19th century plane makers.  There are several different stamping that can be found by different members of the Carter family.  R. Carter marked planes are by Richard Carter the father who originally opened shop in Troy in the 1830's and died in 1891.  During his working years he was also in partnership with his brother, and his sons were also plane makers in the same area.

This set of graduated Boxed Bead Molding Planes are all marked Carter one way or another and are in nice usable condition.

Good . . . . . $75.00 / Set    SOLD!!



Coppers 4 Cutter Stave or Jointer Plane  This is a very early and unusual coopers plane.  Typical ones have a long body, but usually only one cutter.  This one is set up with 4.  From the looks of it this plane was designed to be used from either end to perform different functions.  Note the profile shot.  One end has square cutters and the other end has cutters with a hollow grind to them.  The tag that came with this stated it came from the Ken Roberts collection.  It was originally bought in the 70's by the collector here.  Just a super plane in super condition.

Good. . . . .$395.00            SOLD




Panel Raising PlanePanel Raising Plane  This 3 1/2" wide skew Panel Raiser is a very rare and hard to find style of plane.  This example was made by E. & C. Carter of Troy NY and measures approx 18" long.  The makers mark is very clear and readable.  The condition is superb, and it has no problems or issues that need attention.  In addition to the skewed cutter note the moveable fence and the special 1/2" nicker.  Just a super plane in super condition.

Good. . . . .$395.00           SOLD





Stair Rail PlanesPair of German Stair Rail Planes  These came from one of the David Stanley Auctions over in England some 20 years back.  They were one of the highlights of the collection and display in the now closed hardware store they hung in for 20 some years.  Super!!!

Good. . . . .$ 695.00   SOLD






Antique Wooden PlaneCurved Smooth Plane This is a super nice piece with the carvings, and Heart shaped throat.  It is also dated.  The front handle needs to be restored to bring this superb iece back to its full glory.  Very unusual. 

Good . . . . .$ 295.00          SOLD







Barrel Makers PlaneLarge Wooden Barrel Makers Plane  This style of plane was for cutting the groove for the top or bottom of a barrel or similar work like on carriages.  It has a set cutter width and a nicker for each side.  It cuts about an inch wide groove which would be an awfully large barrel.   It appears the cutter is a new replacement.    The wedge may be a replacement as well but looks good.  A large and graphic example that has been hanging from the rafters for the last 20 some years.  Nice.  

Good+. . . . . $195.00       SOLD!









Wm. Marples & Sons Wedge Arm Plow PlaneWm. Marples & Sons Wedge Arm Plow Plane  This Beech plow is in very nice condition noting it has what appears to be a replacement wedge.   

Good . . . . . $40.00    SOLD!!







Beech Plow PlaneBeech Plow Plane  This is a nice looking plow plane. 

Good+. . . . .$125.00         SOLD!







Sandusky Improved handle Plow PlaneSandusky Improved handle Plow Plane  This is a nice looking plow plane. 

Good+. . . . .$ 125.00         SOLD!







Kimberly Patent Handled 3 Arm English Plow PlaneKimberly 3 Arm English Plow Plane  These interesting design 3 arm plow planes are an English Patent that do not turn up here very often.  This one is in nice condition and still retains a fair amount of original paint on the cast iron parts.  It would react nicely to a wax and clean      

Good +. . . . .$225.00          SOLD!!






Miniature French Plow PlaneMiniature French Plow Plane  This plow plane is in nice condition. It is an interesting design and in nice condition. 

Good . . . .  $195.00          SOLD!!







T Rabbit PlaneTailed T Rabbit This is a nice looking plane and it has an interesting applied sole that I have not seen done before.  I am not even sure what it is made of, or how they attached it.  Nice form & Different.  

Good . . . . . . .$ 75.00   SOLD!





Scandinavian Decorated & Dated Curved PlaneScandinavian Decorated & Dated Curved Plane This unusual plane is Scandinavian.  It is set up to cut grooves in a piece of wood in circles using the strap w/ holes to set up the diameter of the circle.  I am not sure if it was for decoration, or was meant to act as a toothing plane, or what.  Very unique.  

Good . . . . $150.00        SOLD!




Moving Filister PlaneMoving Fillister Plane This plane was designed to cut different width rabbits along the edge of a board.    There is no makers mark I can see.

Good . . . . .$75.00         SOLD







French Coach Makers PlaneFrench Coach Makers Side Bead Plane  This is a very nice looking specialty coachmaker's plane.  The side is stamped with a lot of info in French, but it was hard to make come up in a pic.  The profile is done in metal so that it should last another lifetime if put to use.  It belongs on the shelf though.  Very nice!!   

Good +  . . . . . . $175.00           SOLD!







Eastman Molding Plane Complex / CompassEastwood Molding Plane Complex / Compass   This unusual plane has a nice form, and is in nice condition. In addition to being a complex profile, it is curved from end to end.  It is English.

Good . . . . . $125.00           SOLD!








Ulmia #496 32mm Dovetail Rabbit PlaneUlmia # 496 32mm Dovetail Rabbet Plane in Original Box This German made wood bodied plane is in like new condition.   The #496 Dovetail plane is for final fitting of dovetails and has a nicker , beveled face, and fence to make it suitable for a number of different applications. 

Fine +. . . . . . $125.00           SOLD!





Book Binders Plaow PlaneBook Binders Plough  The ID tag on this identifies it as a bookbinders plough by Meager whose working dates were during the 19th century.  A very nice example. 

Good . . . . . . . .  $195.00         SOLD!




Coopers Wooden Barrel Scraper PlaneCoopers Wooden Barrel Scraper Plane  These were for flattening off the tops of barrels.  They make great display pieces.  

Good+. . . . . $45.00         SOLD!







Coopers Wooden Barrel PlaneCoopers Wooden Barrel Plane  This is a nice example. 

Good+. . . . . $125.00        SOLD!






Japanese Smoothing PlaneLarge Oriental Apothecary or Herbal Smoothing Plane This is a nice  looking Rosewood plane.  There is Oriental Character writing on the top, but I can not say much as I do not read or speak the language.  The wood is a heavy dense reddish color, and I am unsure if it is Rosewood or some other exotic hardwood..  I have been told that these are for shaving herbs, roots and other food products. 

Good+. . . . . $125.00           SOLD!!



Horned Wooden Smoothing PlaneHorned Wooden Smoothing Plane   Unmarked.  Looks European to me..  Nice form and decoration.  Very Nice!! 

Fine . . . . . $75.00         SOLD!!






Plow PlaneAmerican Handled Plow Plane  There is some damage to the threads, but  is otherwise very nice.

Good . . . . . . . $75.00          SOLD!     





A. Howland Handled Plow PlaneA. Howland Handled Plow Plane  This is a nice handled beach plow w/ boxwood nuts.  Minor thread chipping. 

Good . . . . . . . $125.00           SOLD!    






R Carter Troy NY Snipe Bill PlanesR Carter Troy NY Snipe Bill Planes  The Carter family of Troy NY were well known early to mid 19th century plane makers.  There are several different stamping that can be found by different members of the Carter family.  R. Carter marked planes are by Richard Carter the father who originally opened shop in Troy in the 1830's and died in 1891.  During his working years he was also in partnership with his brother, and his sons were also plane makers in the same area.

This pair of Snipe Bill Wooden Molding Planes are in nice usable condition noting the small relief on the nose of one.

Good . . . . . $55.00 / Pair   SOLD!!



J. F. & G. M. Lindsey Huntington Mass Patented July 2nd 1878 Beech Jointer PlaneJ. F. & G. M. Lindsey Huntington Mass Patented July 2 1878 Beech Jointer Plane  I spent several hours looking for the patent for this, I came up empty.  The assumption is that the patent date and initials behind the handle on this nice looking Beech jointer plane are for the reinforcing rod that is running through the handle.  The handles on these types of planes are fragile and often found broken off, and this is an idea that seems plausible and needed.  This is the only example with this type of feature that I have ever seen.

The condition is superb, and the mark on the front is 2 star A1 mark from Tom Elliot's new revised edition of American Wooden Planes. My failure to find the patent can be explained in a number of ways.  It may be a bogus date put there to scare the competition away from stealing the idea. Or it may have been the submission date and not the issue date.  Or - - -    In any case it is a situation that deserves further research that I just do not have the time or inclination for right now.  Super!!

Good + . . . . . . $295.00      SOLD!!



R Carter Troy NY T & G PlanesR Carter Troy NY T & G Planes  The Carter family of Troy NY were well known early to mid 19th century plane makers.  There are several different stamping that can be found by different members of the Carter family.  R. Carter marked planes are by Richard Carter the father who originally opened shop in Troy in the 1830's and died in 1891.  During his working years he was also in partnership with his brother, and his sons were also plane makers in the same area.

This pair of Tongue & Grove planes are in nice usable condition. The cutter for the Tongue has been replaced.

Good . . . . . $40.00 / Pair       SOLD!!



Miniature Round Bottom Instrument Makers PlaneMiniature Round Bottom Instrument Makers Plane  This small / miniature instrument makers plane is cute as a button, and not much bigger.  It is in fine condition having spent most of its life in the small box seen.    It is well made and a nice looking little plane!

Good +  . . . . .  $80.00      SOLD!!







3/4 Rosewood Skew Rabbet Plane3/4" Rosewood Skew Rabbet Plane   A very nice looking plane.  There is a small chip at the tail.  There is also evidence of some splitting at the side where the wedge goes in, but it is stable and the plane is still usable. It is unmarked as to maker. 

Good . . . . .  $20.00     SOLD!!







Gage Tool Co. Vineland NJ  # 31 Jointer PlaneGage Tool Co. Vineland NJ  # 31 Jointer Plane   Pre Stanley.  24" Long.  Used but not abused.  Good cutter.   Hard to find in this condition. 

Good + . . . . . . $25.00     SOLD!!








Coach Maker Carriage Makers ShaveCoach Maker / Carriage Makers Shave   This is a great looking boxed example with a unusual profile.  It has a great form / look.   Very Nice!! 

Good +  . . . . . $45.00





Unmarked Crown Molding Plane  This crown molder appears to be unmarked.  It measures 4 1/2" from the inside of the fence to the edge of the plane.   The previous owner has applied a fence as can be seen and I believe the pull stick is a newer replacement.   It is straight, and the cutter is nice.  Crown molders are becoming hard to find and this one is a pretty nice example.

Good. . . . . .SOLD


Crown Molding Plane  This 3 1/2" wide crown molder is marked with 3 initials in the front where the makers name would appear.  It looks to be S P G.  It is straight, and the cutter is nice. The handle looks very early and this one may date from very close to the 18th century.  Also note the nicely done hardwood strike button on the front.  All in all a nice example of a style of plane that is becoming increasingly more difficult to find.

Good. . . . . .  SOLD


Crown Molding Plane This 3" wide molder is a nice example of a style of plane that is becoming increasingly more difficult to find.  There is no makers mark I can see.

Good. . . . .  SOLD


Tower of Sudbury Mass. Complex Molding Planes  According to the newest version of American  Wooden Planes by Emil and Martyl Pollak, & newly edited by Thomas Elliot, John Tower was born in 1758 and worked in Sudbury Mass north of Worchester in the early 1800's.  He died in 1846.  There is an anecdotal story about him being a bit touched in his later years, but the fellow who made these was obviously a craftsman near his peak as they are superb examples of craftsmanship and form.  All aspects of these two planes are near flawless and the wedges and heavy chamfers have that special feel of age and quality.  Super condition, and very nice profiles about says it all for these 2 superior molding planes.   Rare

Good. . . . .   SOLD


Table Leaf Joint Plane by M. & N. H. Stout of St. Louis. This is a difficult maker to find, as are any planes from west of the Miss.  Their working dates were from 1838-49 and were hardware dealers in St. Louis after that.  This one has an unusual cut which looks like a table joint to me.  It is uncleaned, but will look great with just a light cleaning, but I will leave that to your tastes.  The makers mark is clear and strong and the cutter and wedge are nice.

Good. . . . . .  SOLD


P Sargent Concord New Hampshire 1" Boxed Bead This plane is 9.5" long, and is made of beech..  Everything is here and proper, and the condition is very nice overall.

Good. . . . .  SOLD


Rosewood & Boxwood Plow Plane  This is a nice looking plow plane with great contrasts between the different exotic woods used.  It is unmarked as to maker, which is odd it is such a nicely done piece.  . 

Good+ . . . . . . SOLD!


D. Amsden Tongue Plane  This plane is made of beech..  Everything is here and as can be seen it has been slightly modified to cut a smaller tongue.  The condition is OK overall on this early plane by a hard to find maker. Note the nice shape of the primitive sleeper style wedge.

Good. . . . . SOLD


B. Frogatt This molding plane is 9 3/4" long.  The makers mark is not listed in Pollack's last book, and so it may be English.  It has those characteristics that could make it either American, or English.  It appears to be made of Beech, but the wedge profile and the extra 1/4" in length give one pause.  It has a complex stepped profile that is not very deep.  All in all a nice example.

Good. . . . . .  SOLD


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This is just a sample of the many antique tools & planes we have sold.
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For further info on consigning / selling your antiques with us please see our FAQ page, the Appraisal / Selling Page and the Selling Your Collection Pages.

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