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Antique & Collectible
Rules / Levels / Bevels / Squares & Other Woodworking Tools
 by Stanley Rule & Level Co. & Others

The Stanley Rule and Level company was formed in the late 1850's and began their business producing a line of folding rules and Antique Carpenter & Machinist levels / Inclinometers general hardware in New Britain Conn..  Levels came next, and a few years later they got into the woodworking plane making business producing a line of metal bodied planes utilizing Leonard Baileys Patents and designs for metal bodied bench planes and scrapers.

The Stanley Rule and Level Company spent a lot of time and effort developing a market and filling the need or demand of early craftspeople wanting top quality tools.  Stanley woodworking planes were designed for use in a wide range of applications in many different trades as well as those typically associated with woodworking or cabinetry.  They produced specialty planes aimed at cabinet makers, patternmakers, butchers, electricians, and more to fill this need. 

Stanley Rule & Level Co. and the tools they made had a great reputation way back when.  The Stanley name imprinted on a tool wasBridge City Tool synonymous with quality and high standards for close to 100 years and they dominated the market with their line of fine woodworking planes and other carpentry related tools.  These vintage & antique woodworking as well as their other vintage tools are a favorite with both users and collectors today. 

I try to offer vintage tools by Stanley and other vintage makers  in nice condition, and if there are major detractions I will let you know or the pics will tell the story.  Vintage tools by other makers or even those made by Stanley and marketed by other firms will be found both on this page and on other pages on this site. If you are looking for something specific use the search feature found on the right, or ask as I may have it or can point you toward it.

Antique / Vintage Rules / Rulers
by Stanley Rule & Level Co. / Lufkin / Chapin & Others

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  • Cowgill's Patent Angle Divider / Bevel Attachment on Stanley # 54 Rule Stanley # 94 Carriage Makers 4' 4 Fold Rule
  • Stanley # 66 3/4 3' 4 Fold Rule
  • A. Stanley & Co. 2' 4 Fold Brass Bound Arch Joint Rule
  • Stanley # 94 Sweetheart Era Carriage Makers 4' 4 Fold Rule
  • Lufkin 862 C (83 C) 2' 4 Fold Rule w/ Caliper
  • Stanley # 32 Caliper Rule  
  • Stanley # 26 2' 2 Fold Carpenters Rule w/ Slide Rule
  • Stanley # 63 2' 4 Fold Rule
  • Stephens & Co. # 36 Architects Inclinometer Rule w/ Bevel
  • Stanley 36 1/2 Boxwood Caliper Rule
  • 2 Antique Boxwood Carpenters Rules by H. Chapin & Stephens
  • Chapin Stevens 62 Rule
  • Stanley 54 1/2 Boxwood Architects Rule
  • Stanley 68 Boxwood Rule
  • 3' 3 Fold Stanley 66 1/2 Boxwood Rule
  • Stanley 136 Boxwood Caliper Rule
  • Stanley 36 1/2 Boxwood Caliper Rule 
  • Chapin Stephens # 72 Boxwood Rule
  • Hat Makers Ivory Sizing Rule
  • Stanley 66 3/4 3' 4 Fold Brass Bound Boxwood Rule
  • An Assortment of 24" Shrink Rules by Starrett & Lufkin
  • An Assortment of 12" Metal Shrink Rules by Starrett & Lufkin

Antique / Vintage
Squares / Bevels / Gages / Angle Dividers & More
by Stanley Rule & Level Co. / St. Johnsbury Tool Co. & Others

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There is an incredible array of vintage and antique squares and bevels and different forms of marking gauges that have been patented and produced over the years.   They were designed for use by many different tradesmen including Rosewood Handle Squareswoodworkers carpenters machinists and more.  Many of them have now become highly collectible while others are in demand by users and trades people of today because of the high quality, degree of usability or functionality they provide, and the beauty these old collectible tools exhibit.

There is something about using a vintage American made tool to accomplish a task in today's world that tools with China stickers on them just do not fulfill.  Some of those listed below are quite unusual and hard to find and suitable for the vintage tool collection, while others will be a welcome addition to the workbench for the user / woodworker who appreciates the quality in a fine vintage old tool  made in the USA when we use to actually produce things. St. Johnsbury Double Blade Brass Body Bevel W/ Diamond Pattern

  • Bridge City Tool Works AS-9 Adjustable Try Square 
  • Bridge City Tool CT-2 SqueveLevel
  • Bridge City Tool AS-14 Adjustable Try Square
  • M. A. D. Patent Pending Combination Bevel Square
  • Brown & Sharpe / Ames Patent 6" Center Square
  • Hawthorns Patented 1917 Square, Level, and Plumb
  • Selection of Different Model Stanley Squares
  • Stanley #18  Steel Body Bevels
  • Stanley 85 1/2 Rosewood Panel Gauge
  • Wm. Koenig / Troy NY 3 Bar Depth Gauge / Gage
  • Stearns # 85 Marking Gauge / Butt Gage
  • Stanley # 93 Butt Gage / Marking Gauge
  • Millers Falls No. 363 12" Combination Square
  • Nelson & Hubbard Middletown CT. Rosewood Bevel w/ Ruler Handle
  • 1st Model Stanley #31 Angle Divider w/ Rosewood Handle
  • Adjustable Gauge Co., Lexington, KY. Angle Divider / 2 Arm Bevel
  • Smiths 1900 Patent Automatic Framing Square
  • Stanley #25 Rosewood Handle Bevels Stanley 85 1/2 Rosewood Panel Gauge 
  • Disston Rosewood Handle Bevel
  • 4 Stanley Steel Handle Squares 4 - 6 - 8 - 10
  • Calhoon Patent Square / Bevel / Roofers Tool
  • Patented Oct 2 1888 P. L. Fox Square / Bevel/ Angle Tool
  • Brown & Sharpe 555 Adjustable Square
  • Brown & Sharpe Combination Square 
  • Unusual Feature Marking & Mortise Gauge / Pat Pend
  • RARE St. Johnsbury Double Blade Bevel W/ Diamond Pattern Brass Body
  • St. Johnsbury Brass w/ Rosewood Infill Bevel w/ 15" Blade
  • Keen Kutter / Simmons Hardware 12" Carpenters Square
  • Groves & Sons Sheffield 16" Carpenters Square
  • Tidgewell / Middletown CT 18" Carpenters Square

Marking Gages / Spoke Shaves & Beaders
by Stanley Rule & Level Co. & Other
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Beaders and routers are used for shaping edges and are often easier to use than setting up the router or other electric tool.  Routers can be used to from or clean rabbits and dados with little fuss or muss.  Some are craftsman made, other later versions were manufactured by the big names in the business.  Some like the Windsor Beader were patented and came out in several versionsBailey Patent Box Shave over the years. There are hundreds of different designs and styles of spoke shaves available.  Stanley offered the largest number of and most job specific models.

 
  • 3 Beech Spoke Shaves
  • 2 Beech Spoke Shaves
  • Stanley # 65 Marking Gauge
  • Stanley # 60 Convex / Concave Double Spoke Shave C. S. Osborne Rosewood Spoke Shave
  • Stanley # 64 Spoke Shave
  • 3 Stanley # 51 Spoke Shaves
  • Stanley # 65 Chamfer Spoke Shave
  • Stanley 151 Spoke Shave
  • Stanley # 66 Hand Beader / Shave / Japanned
  • Stanley # 66 Hand Beader / Shave w/ Guides Nickeled
  • Stanley 85 Boxwood Spoke Shave
  • Preston Quirk Router / Spoke Shave
  • C. S. Osborne Rosewood Spoke Shave
  • Bailey Patent Box Scraper
  • BOOK Patented & Manufactured Spoke Shaves & Similar Tools by Tom Lamond

 Antique & Collectible
Metal & Wooden Levels / Inclinometers
by Stanley & Others

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  • L. L. Davis Salesman Sample / Display Model 15" #6 Mahogany Level w/ Cutaway
  • 28" L. L. Davis # 5 Mahogany Inclinometer Level
  • Davis # 38 Level
  • Davis # 37 1/2 Level L.L.Davis 24" Tall Frame CastIron Fillagree Level.
  • Cast Iron Starrett Levels 4" thru 24" 
  • Stanley #36 Cast Iron 18" Level
  • Stanley #98 Brass Bound Rosewood 12" Level 
  • Stanley # 30 Adjustable Double Plumb Vial Level
  • Stanley #1193 Brass Bound Plumb & Level
  • Stanley #1093 Brass Bound Plumb & Level 
  • Stanley # 02 25 1/2"  Level Starrett Cast Iron Level
  • Small Cast Iron Line Level
  • L. L. Davis Mantle Clock Inclinometer / Level
  • Stratton Brothers #10 8" Rosewood Brass Bound Plumb & Level
  • Stratton Brothers #10 10" Brass Bound Rosewood Plumb & Level
  • Springfield Level & Tool Co. Cast Iron Filigree Level
  • Goodell Pratt 18" Brass Bound Mahogany Level
  • Different Starrett Machinist Levels
  • Stanley # 138 Level Sights
  • M. W. Robinson / Davis Patent # 9 24" Cast Iron Level
  • And MORE!!

Stanley Rule & Level Co.
Chisels / Misc. Tools / Parts & More

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  • 12 Issues of John Walters Stanley Tool Collector News 
  • Several Pairs of Stanley Trammel Points
  • Phelps Trammel Points
  • More Trammel Points
  • Stanley # 96 Blind Nail Chisel Gauge
  • Stanley # 77 Dowel Making Machine Stanley Bed Rock 604 1/2 / 606 / 607 2 3/8 Lever Caps
  • Stanley # 42 W Saw Set
  • Stanley # 42 X Saw Set
  • Stanley # 138 Level Sights
  • Stanley # 386 Jointer Plane Fence 
  • Stanley 1" # 40 Chisel W/ Black Plastic Handle 
  • # 59 Doweling Jig
  • # 60 Stanley 2" Butt Chisel 
  • Stanley #138 Level Sights
  • Stanley 1/4" # 40 EverLasting Chisel
  • Stanley 1/2" # 20 EverLast Chisel
  • Small Red Stanley Clamp-on Bench Vise 
  • Vintage Stanley Rosewood Front Knobs
  • Various Cutters for Stanley Planes
  • Misc. Stanley Plane Parts & Cutters

Collectible Farm Related Antiques & More

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Adams Salesman Sample Road Grader

  • Salesman Sample Adams Road Grader
  • Wonder 4 Hook Rope Machine / Winder
  • "The Royal Rope Machine" by Ad Long / Fairfield IA Rope Winder / Maker
  • Salesman Sample Silo in Case
  • Cast Iron Patented Fence Stretcher
  • Deere & Mansur Part # 1856 Cast Iron Hand for Seed Calibrator / Corn Planter

Misc. Antique / Vintage  User & Collectible Tools
Peddle Power / Blacksmith  / Hammers / Etc.

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  • 138 lb. Blacksmith Anvil Wilton 8400 Bullet Vise
  • Peter Wright 69 lb. Blacksmith Anvil    SOLD!!
  • Wilton 8400 4" Bullet Vise
  • Starrett 219 Micrometer on Articulated Micrometer Stand
  • Starrett  9" # 85 D Divider Set
  • 4 Speed Indicators / Machinist Tool
  • Hagen Patent Gun Stock Makers Tools / Broach
  • 12 Sand Casting / Patternmakers Foundry Tools / Lifters / Smoothers / etc
  • 12 More Sand Casting / Patternmakers Foundry Tools / Lifters / Smoothers / etc
  • DEM-MART Gun Stock Makers Checkering Tools
  • General Plane Cutter / Chisel Sharpening Guide
  • Cobbler's Revolving Nail Cup John Hood Farriers Horseshoe Gauge
  • Goodell Pratt Lathe w/ Drill Chuck & Grinder 
  • pothecary Nesting Cork Cutters w/ Sharpening Tool
  • John Hood / Boston Farriers Horseshoe Gauge / Tool
  • Heller Cast Iron Cutout Handle Horseshoer's / Farriers Hoof Knife
  • Misc. Hammers
  • Misc Thread Chasing Tools
  • Patented Antique Cast Iron Tool / File Handles
  • AND MORE

Antique & Collectible Wrenches:
Cutout, Nut, Pipe & Combo Wrenches

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  • Prince Patented 1909 Combination Wrench Brace Atomic / Glaskin Saddle Horn Fencing Too
  • Atomic Saddle Horn Fencing Tool by Glaskin Mfg. Co.
  • Richards Mfg. Co. "Wizard" Ratcheting Wrench
  • Duplex Folding Head Crescent Wrench
  • "The Anderson" Folding Head Crescent Wrench
  • Patented May 1 1883 Combo Tool
  • Tomahawk Junior by Bridgeport Hardware Corp
  • Diamalloy Fence Tool
  • Standard Sliding Wedge Jaw Quick Adjust Nut Wrench
  • Winchester # 1514 Double Open End Wrench
  • 2 Baxter Patent Double End Wrenches Rolls Royce Ltd. 3/16 - 1/4 Open End Spanner Wrench
  • Eifel Geared Plierench Tool w/ 5 Jaws & Pouch
  • Rolls Royce Ltd. 3/16 - 1/4 Open End Spanner Wrench
  • Quick Adjust "Lever Wrench" Pat Appl'd For
  • Lowe's Patent 4" Adjustable Wrench 
  • Small 4 Inch Bicycle Wrench
  • Bemis & Call 1866 Patent Pipe Wrench
  • And MORE!!

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If you have a single antique, or a collection of antiques to sell please contact us at LCM@patented-antiques.com giving us your PHONE NUMBER  and other contact info and we will get back to you ASAP. 

To view examples of the types of antiques and collectibles we have previously sold and are always interested in helping you sell please visit our Past Sales Archive Pages at our sister website www.AntiqBuyer.com.

Please see our FAQ page, the Appraisal / Selling Page and the Selling Your Collection Pages for further info.

Thanks!!

Larry & Carole



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