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Antique & Collectible
Rules / Levels / Bevels / Squares / Edge Tools / Saws
& More 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 earlyBridge City Tool craftspeople wanting top quality tools.  Stanley Rule & Level Co. and the tools they made had a great reputation back when.  The Stanley name imprinted on a tool was 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.  Their line of vintage & antique woodworking tools are a favorite with both users and collectors today. 

I try to offer vintage tools by Stanley and other vintage makers tools 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
Squares / Bevels / Gauges / Rules & 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 A. Stanley & Co. 2' 4 Fold Brass Bound Arch Joint Ruleover the years.   They were designed for use by many different tradesmen including woodworkers 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 and functionality they provide, and the beauty these fine old collectible tools exhibit.

Some of the antique tools listed below are quite unusual and hard to find.  Suitable for use  or inclusion the vintage tool collection.   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, from a time when we use to actually produce things.


  • Many Carpenters Try & Miter Squares Stanley # 30 Angle Divider
  • Stanley No. 24 Patented Combination Try Square & Bevel
  • Lufkin No. 138 Tool & Die Makers Square
  • Carpenters Take Down Framing Squares
  • Stanley No. 12 TS8M Metric Square
  • Disston # 9 Square w/ Bevel 
  • Rosewood Carpenters Square w/ Level in Handle
  • 18" Rosewood Handle Carpenter Square
  • 12" Rosewood Handle Carpenter Square
  • 6" Rosewood Handle Try & Mitre Square
  • Shapleigh Diamond Edge Rosewood Handle Square w/ Slots
  • Early Brass Frame Square w/ Bevel
  • Selection of Rosewood Handle Bevels
    1867 Howard Patent Brass Handle Bevel w/ Level 
     
  • Stanley # 30 Angle Dividers
  • 1st Model Stanley #31 Angle Divider w/ Rosewood Handle
  • Nelson & Hubbard Middletown CT. Rosewood Handle Bevel w/ Ruler
  • E. W. Moore Patent Pending Roof Framing Bevel / Tool
  • Howard Patent 8" Rosewood Handle Bevel w/ Level 
  • Howard 1867 Patent Brass Handle Bevel w/ Level
  • Star Tool Co. Patented Rosewood Handle Bevel
  • Fisher Patent Bevel

    Antique / Vintage Rules

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    A. Stanley & Co. 2' 4 Fold Brass Bound Arch Joint Rule
  • A. Stanley & Co. 2' 4 Fold Brass Bound Arch Joint Rule
  • Stanley # 94 Carriage Makers 4' 4 Fold Boxwood Rule
  • Stanley # 60 Double Arch 2' 4 Fold Brass Bound Rule
  • Stanley # 51 2' 4 Fold Carpenters Rule
  • Stanley # 36 Caliper Rule
  • Stanley # 36 1/2 L Caliper Rule Lufkin No. 863L  2' 4 Fold Boxwood Rule w/ Level & Inclinometer
  • "Sub Grade Rod" #218" by L. A. Batham Oakland Cal.  
  • Hat Makers Ivory Sizing Rule
  • W. H. Harling 6" Ivory Rule / Protractor for Architects / Navigation
  • Plymouth Manila Cordage Co. Boxwood & Brass Advertising Caliper Rule
  • 6" Ivory Parallel Rule for Architects / Navigation by Thornton ltd.
  • H. Chapin No. 5 1' Four Fold Brassbound Boxwood Carpenters Rule
  • C. S. Co. 65 1/2 Brassbound 1' 4 Fold Boxwood Carpenters Rule Lufkin 986 DONUT Tape - Rule
  • Lufkin X 686 Extension Tape - Rule
  • Lufkin 986 "Donut" Tape - Rule
  • Lufkin No 771 (84) Brassbound Boxwood Carpenters Rule
  • Boye "Handy Rule Tool"
  • Stephens Co. No. 100 6" Boxwood Caliper Rule
  • Never Stretch Water Proof 25' Tape Line
  • AND MANY NEW ADDITIONS

    Antique / Vintage Gauges

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  • Wm. Koenig / Troy NY 3 Bar Depth Gauge / Gage Star Tool Co. 1868 Brodhead Patent Twist Lock Marking Gauge
  • Stearns # 85 Marking Gauge / Butt Gage
  • Stanley # 77 Marking / Mortise Gauge
  • Stanley # 92 Butt Gage / Marking Gauge
  • Stanley # 93 Butt Gage / Marking Gauge
  • Stanley 91 Double Stem Marking Gauge
  • Stanley # 92 Butt Gage / Marking Gauge
  • Stanley Sweetheart Era # 65 Boxwood Marking Gauge
  • Stanley # 198 Double Stem Rosewood Head Marking Gauge
  • Star Tool Co. 1868 Brodhead Patent Twist Lock Marking Gauge

    Antique / Vintage
    Stanley Levels & Inclinometers

    * * * Click Heading to see Items * * * Stanley # 30 Adjustable Plumb & Level

  • Stanley # 36 12 Inch Level
  • Stanley # 36 24 Inch Level
  • Stanley # 30 Adjustable Plumb & Level
  • Several Stanley # 39 1/2 Cast Iron 6" Machinist Levels
  • Stanley 24 Inch #15 Nicholson's Patent Level
  • 2 Stanley 14 Inch #13 Nicholson's Patent Level
  • Stanley # 40 Pocket & Square Level w/ Steel Top Stanley Level Sights in Box
  • Stanley # 41 Pocket & Square Level w/ Sheet Brass Top
  • Stanley No. 46 Pocket / Square Level 
  • Stanley No. 44 Bit & Square Level
  • Stanley # 138 Level Sights in Box
  • Stanley # 1 & # 2 Level Sights in Box
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    Antique & Vintage
    Davis Level & Tool Levels & Inclinometers

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  • L. L. Davis Salesman Sample / Display Model 15" #6 Mahogany Level w/ Cutaway L. L. Davis Mantle Clock Level Inclinometer
  • L. L. Davis Mantle Clock Level Inclinometer 
  • Davis Level & Tool Co. 12 Inch Inclinometer Level
  • Davis Level & Tool Co. 12 Inch Machinist Level
  • M. W. Robinson Co. Davis Patent 24 Inch Offset Inclinometer Level
  • M. W. Robinson Co. Davis Patent 24 Inch Cast Iron Level
  • Davis Level & Tool Co, 24 Inch Cast Iron Level
  • Davis Level & Tool Co, 18 Inch Cast Iron Level
  • Davis, Athol Machine, or Standard Tool Co Pedestal Pocket & Square Level
  • Davis 6" Pedestal Level w/ Vial Sleeve
  • Davis Level & Tool Co. No. 37 1/2 Pocket Level for Square
  • Davis Level & Tool Co No. 39 8" Pocket Level

    Antique / Vintage
    Cast Iron Levels & Inclinometers

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  • Sherman Patent Pocket & Square Level 
  • J. Bagot Pocket Level
  • Brass Pocket Level
  • Brass Pocket Level for Square
  • Williamsburg Mfg. Co. 12 Inch Cast Iron Machinist Level
  • Fitchburg PA. - Webb Patent 6" Cast Iron Level
  • Fitchburg - Webb Patent 9" Cast Iron Level Starrett Cast Iron Level
  • C. E. Jennings 12" Cast Iron Machinist Leve
  • Standard Tool Co. Athol Mass 6 Inch Pitch Level
  • L. L. Davis 24 Inch Cast Iron Inclinometer Level
  • Millers Falls 6" Cast Iron Machinist Level
  • C. E. Jennings 6 Inch Cast Iron Level
  • Goodell - Pratt 6" Cast Iron Level
  • Goodell - Pratt 12" Cast Iron Level 
  • C. F. Richardson Athol Mass 6 Inch Cast Iron Level
  • C. F. Richardson Athol Mass 9 Inch Cast Iron Level
  • 4 Inch Cast Iron Pedestal Machinist Level
  • Auto-Lite 1918 No. 443 Hooded Brass Level
  • Millers Falls Pocket Level 
  • L. S. Starrett Co. Athol Mass 12" Cast Iron Machinist Level
  • Starrett No. 130 Cast Iron 3" Bench Level

    Antique / Vintage
    Wooden Levels & Inclinometers

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  • Huber Manufacturing Co. of Marion Ohio Wooden Level
  • Acme Level Co. Wooden Inclinometer Plumb & Level
  • C. S. Co. Pine Meadow Conn. 28" Cherry Inclinometer - Plumb & Level
  • Davis & Cook 24" Wooden Level
  • Davis & Cook 12" Wooden Level
  • Mahogany Level w/ External Plumb Vial & Sighting Feature
  • Dreirer Brothers Pitch Level / Inclinometer

    Antique / Vintage
    Misc. Levels & Inclinometers

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  • Bridge City Tools 1995 Commemorative CT-3 Inclinometer Level
  • The Beall Tool Co. Inclinometer
  • Twix Cast Aluminum Level / Inclinometer Bridge City Tools 1995 Commemorative Inclinometer Level CT-3
  • Whitticase Inclinometer Level
  • Douglas "Five Feature" No. 518 Level
  • Buckeye Plastic Co. Magno-Level / Inclinometer
  • Advertising Levels in Pens & Pencils
  • Devil Level
  • Preston Brass Pocket Level
  • Levelette by Peerless Level & Tool Co.
  • Rollis 7 Inch Patented Dec 22 1896 Steel I Beam Level
  • Hall Level & Mfg. Works Torpedo Level
  • Eclipse Grade Meter / Level
  • Starrett No. 135 Pocket Level


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

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Stanley 67 Spoke Shave w/ Flat Bottom
  • Leonard Bailey Victor 41 Spoke Shave
  • Stanley # 66 Beader
  • Stanley # 67 Spoke Shave
  • Stanley # 69 Beading Plane / Scraper w/ 7 Original Cutters
  • Stanley # 51 Spoke Shave 
  • Stanley 151 Spoke Shave
  • Stanley 85 Boxwood Spoke Shave
  • Bailey Patent Box Scraper

  • Several Sets of Trammel Points
  • Stanley # 138 Level Sights Stanley Bed Rock 604 1/2 / 606 / 607 2 3/8 Lever Caps
  • Stanley # 1 Level Sights
  • Stanley # 2 Level Sights
  • Several Stanley # 42 Saw Sets in the Box
  • Stanley # 96 Blind Nail Chisel Gauge
  • Small Red Stanley Clamp-on Bench Vise 
  • Vintage Stanley Rosewood Front Knobs
  • Various Cutters for Stanley Planes
  • Misc. Stanley Plane Parts & Cutters


Woodworking Chisels / Gouges / Slicks / Adzes / Axes / Drawknives
Carving Tools / Hand Drills  / Saws & More

Antique & Vintage edge tools, including carving tools, woodworking chisels, gouges, carpenters slicks, vintage lathe tools and more will be found on this page.  The vintage and antique edge tools Carpenters Slicksfound below will be suitable for use in various woodworking hobbies and trades or inclusion in any antique tool collection. 

Antique woodworking edge tools from makers such as Addis, D. R. Barton, James Swan, Herring, Henry Taylor, Buck Brothers, L. & .I.. J. White, Wilkinson, Witherby, Maier, Marples, and others will be found under the proper headings / links below.  Stanley Chisels including their famous line of Everlasting or Everlasting chisels and the Stanley #720 & 750 model chisels  will be found on the Misc. Stanley Tool Page. 

These famous edge tool maker names ring with nostalgia and fond memories of the old days when quality was the standard and American pride of manufacture carried over into the things made here in the USA.

Vintage and antique tools are popular not only because of the superior quality, but often times these antique edge tools can be had in fine condition for a fraction of what is being charged  for quality tools made today.  There is no comparison in relation to price vs. quality when speaking about the garbage coming here from China sold in every retail establishment no matter the name you see on it.  

With a bit of knowledge and judicious shopping you can outfit a toolbox or shop workbench with a array of quality antique & vintage woodworking tools at a reasonable price and get full value for your dollar.

Antique & Vintage
Slicks / Drawknives / Adzes & Misc. Edge Tools

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L. & I.  J. White 3 1/2 Timber Framers / Ship Builders / Carpenters SlickSlicks are basically large chisels and oftentimes large framing chisels are mis-identified as slicks.  In general they can range in width  from 2" up 6" or so with those large examples being very hard to find.  Most are socket style, but there are also tang slicks that can be found.  Occasionally a gouge style slick turns up, and even less often crank neck ones  appear.  Names like Wilkinson, Barton, L. I. & J. White, Witherby, James Swan and more come to mind as the premier makers of the 19th century.

  • D. R. Barton 1 1/2 Gouge
  • Hollow Auger
  • A selection of Spoke Pointers
  • AND MORE

Antique & Vintage
Crank Neck Pattern Maker's Gouges & Chisels
Carpenters Chisels & Gouges & More

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  • 1 1/2 " Buck Brothers Crank Neck Paring Chisel 
  • 3/8" Buck Crank Neck Paring Chisel
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  • 1" Buck Crank Neck Paring Chisel 
  • 1" Buck Brothers Crank Neck Pattern Makers Paring Gouge
  • Buck Brothers 1/2" Crank Neck Pattern Makers Paring Gouge
  • Buck Brothers 3/8" Crank Neck Pattern Makers Paring Gouge Buck Brothers 1 1/2 Crank Neck Paring Chisel
  • 3/4" Buck Brothers Crank Neck Paring Gouge
  • "Stiletto" 2" Timber Framers Firmer Chisel  
  • L. I. & J. White 1 3/4" Skew Chisel
  • 4 Gouges 3 Buck & 1 Barton
  • And More

Antique & Vintage
Braces / Breast Drills / Hand Drills & Yankee Screwdrivers

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Braces and drills have evolved over time and each have many different styles and Yankee 100 Drill Setdesigns to choose from.  There is a book on American Patented Braces by Ron Pearson and finding some of the harder ones can be a challenge.  They make for a great display once one begins to appreciate the differences and thought that went into the different designs. Others make for great users.  

I have seen a few collections of Beam boring machines and they can be very impressive.  It seems there are a few  common versions around that were mass produced, and then a very few models that were patented and made in very limited supply.  Some with just a few known.  The Millers Falls model is the most popular with today's timber framers and users, although outfits like James Swan and a few others made a nice usable product.    Ruger Drills - Brace - Archimedian - Egg Beater & Pistol

  • Fray & Pigg 6" Iron Brace
  • Taylor Patent Brace
  • Yankee # 1530 Hand Drill    
  • Peck Stow & Wilcox # 24 1884 Patent Brace  
  • Millers Falls # 77 Hand Drill 
  • Stanley # 49 Auger Bit Stop
  • Selection of Milers Falls # 2 Hand Drills
  • 4 Ruger Drilling Tools - Pistol Grip Drill, Eggbeater Style Hand Drill, Brace, Archemedian "Yankee" Screw Driver

 

Vintage & Antique
Rip & Crosscut Carpenter's Hand Saws
by Disston / Atkins & Others

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The saws listed should be considered straight.  None are kinked or bent so as to be unusable or in need of straightening.  Some are sharp, some will need to be re-sharpened.Disston D-7 26 10pt Crosscut Saw

  • 1840's - 1850's Henry Disston #7 Saw w/ Early Medallion & Split Nuts 
  • Disston K-5 Keystone Defender 26" 8 pt.  Crosscut Saw 
  • Disston  # D 15 24 Inch 10 TPI Victory Saw
  • Disston ACME 120 26 Inch 11 TPI Crosscut Saw
  • Disston 26 Inch 10 TPI Crosscut Saw Disston 26 Inch D 12 London Spring 7 TPI Saw
  • Disston D 12 London Spring 26 Inch  7 TPI Saw
  • Disston D 23 26" 10 pt. Crosscut Saw
  • Disston D 23 26" 11 pt. Crosscut Saw
  • Disston 24 Inch 8 pt. "Handy Hand Saw"
  • Disston D 95 26" 8 pt. Crosscut Saw

  • Atkins Improved Universal # 93 26" 8pt Crosscut Saw
  • Atkins 26" 8 pt. Crosscut Saw  
  • Logan & Gregg Sterling Hardware Co., Pittsburgh PA. 26 Inch 5 pt. Rip Saw
  • Geo. Bishop & Co. # 8 26 Inch 7 pt. Saw

  • William McNiece 12" Back Saw w/ Split Nuts
  • Woodrough & McParlin 12" Dovetail / Back Saw
  • 24" Bishop  Duplex Combination Dovetail / Back Saw
  • Patented January 9th 1906 12" Combination Back Saw
  • Simonds Flooring Saw
    Simonds Flooring Saw
  • Groves & Sons 12" Back Saw
  • Davis Level & Tool Co Springfield Mass Hacksaw
  • Hobbies Patent Deep Throat Fret / Coping Saw
  • Wilson Patent Saw Filer
  • Rare & Unusual Otis Smith Saw Set
  • Stanley 42 X Saw Set in Box

Collectible Farm Related Antiques & More

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Adams Salesman Sample Road Grader

  • Jones Salesman Sample Mower
  • Adriance Platt Salesman Sample Sickle Bar Mowing Machine in Original Box      
  • Salesman Sample Adams Road Grader
  • Deere & Mansur Part # 1856 Cast Iron Hand for Seed Calibrator / Corn Planter
  • B. F. Horton's Patent Improved Salesman Sample Horse Rake & Seeding Machine

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

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  • Boley Leinen Watchmakers Lathe w/ Accessories
  • Small Boat Builders / Shipwright Caulking Mallet 
  • Wheelwright / Blacksmith Traveler / Measuring Tool
  • Rosewood Handle Multi Tool w/ 6 Tools
  • Millers Falls Hand Vise w/ Tools
  • AND MORE

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