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Antique & Vintage Collectible
Stanley Rule & Level Co. Woodworking Planes

A Brief History

The Stanley Rule and Level company was formed in the late 1850's and began their business producing a line of folding rules and general Stanley # 18 Excelsior Model Block Plane 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.

Stanley's association with Leonard Bailey had a rocky history and that story is detailed in Roger Smiths books on the history and development of Patented Transitional and Metallic Planes in America Vol. 1 & 2. They are worthwhile reads and must have reference books for plane and tool collectors.

After Stanley's initial success with Leonard Bailey's patents and the acceptance of metal bodied planes by America's working craftsmen Stanley added new designs and innovative models to their line of metal bodied woodworking planes. Many different rabbet planes, dado planes, compass planes and other specialty woodworking planes in addition to their line of standard bench planes were introduced and produced. These designs have famous names like the Miller's Patent or the Schrade name associated with them as well as other lesser known inventors patents and ideas that Stanley bought and utilized in their plane and tool designs. Stanley 604 1/2 Bedrock Plane

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 besides those typically associated with woodworking or cabinetry. They produced specialty planes aimed at cabinet makers, patternmakers, butchers, electricians, and more to fill these diverse needs.

Antique woodworking planes including some rare and unusual patented planes by other makers can be found my other tool pages. Please visit those pages by clicking the links found in the left hand column. I attempt to grade my tools conservatively, and will tell you about defects or major alterations such as replaced parts or repaints which in general I try not to carry. If you have any questions about individual pieces that I have for sale feel free to ask.

Click any of the BLUE underlined titles for the description, price, and pictures!!


Stanley Bench Planes

* * * Click Link to see Planes Below * * * Stanley LONG No. 2 Smooth Plane in Box 
  • Stanley Bed Rock # 603 Smooth Plane
  • Stanley # 604 C Bed Rock Smooth Plane
  • Stanley Bed Rock # 604 1/2 C Extra Large Corrugated Bottom Smooth Plane
  • # 605 Stanley Bedrock Jack Plane
  • Stanley # 606 C Bed Rock Jointer Plane
  • Stanley # 607 C Bed Rock Jointer Plane
  • Stanley # 608 C Bed Rock Jointer Plane Type 6 w/ Flat Sides

  • Stanley "LONG" No. 2 Smooth Plane in Box
  • Stanley No. 2 C Corrugated Bottom Smooth Plane Antique Stanley Aluminum Planes
  • Stanley Type 13 #3 Smooth Plane
  • Stanley Type 16 #3 Smooth Plane
  • Stanley Type 19 # 3 Smooth Plane in Box
  • Stanley / Gage # G3 Smooth Plane
  • Stanley Type 19 # 4 Smooth Plane
  • Stanley / Gage # G4 C Corrugated Bottom Smooth Plane
  • Stanley Two Tone # OH 4 Smooth Plane
  • Stanley # 104 Liberty Bell Smooth Plane
  • Stanley # 4 1/2 Extra Large Smooth Plane
  • Stanley # 5 C Corrugated Bottom Jack Plane
  • Stanley # 5 Type 16 Jack Plane
  • Stanley # 5 1/4 Junior Jack Plane
  • Stanley Four Square Junior Jack Plane Stanley # 8 Jointer Plane
  • Stanley # 5 1/2 Extra Large Jack Plane
  • Stanley # 5 1/2 C Corrugated Bottom Extra Large Jack Plane
  • Stanley # 6 Fore Plane in Box
  • WWII Era Stanley # 6 Fore Plane
  • Several Stanley # 7 Jointer Planes
  • Stanley Type 16 # 8 Jointer Plane Minty Nice!!
  • Several More Stanley # 8 Jointer Planes

  • Stanley No. 386 Jointer Plane Fence

Stanley Rule & Level Co.
Block Planes

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  • Stanley # 9 1/4 Block Plane
  • Stanley # 9 1/2 Block Planes #15 1/2 Tailed Block Plane
  • Stanley # 9 1/2 Block Plane in Original Box
  • Stanley # 9 3/4 Tailed Block Plane 
  • Stanley # 18 Block Plane
  • Stanley # 60 1/2 Low Angle Block Plane
  • Stanley # 65 Block Plane in Original Box
  • Stanley # 75 Bullnose Rabbet Plane
  • Stanley # 100 Tailed Block Plane
  • Stanley #101 Block Plane
  • Stanley # 101 P Toy Size Block Plane
  • Stanley # 100 1/2 Round Bottom Block Plane
  • Stanley 110 Block Plane
  • Stanley # 118 Low Angle Steel Block Plane
  • Stanley # 131 Double End Block Plane
  • Stanley # 140 Skew Rabbet Block Plane
  • Stanley # 203 Pocket Block Plane
  • Stanley 1247 Block Plane

Stanley Combination Planes

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Charles Miller 1872 Patent # 50 Bronze Improved Joiners Plow Plane
  • Stanley Miller's Patent # 41 Plow Plane
  • Stanley 45 "7 in 1" Combination Plane
  • Stanley #46 Skew Plow Plane w/ Boxed Cutters
  • Stanley # 50 Light Combination Plow Plane w/ Boxed Cutters in Tattered Box
  • Stanley # 55 Plow Plane w/ Boxed Cutters in Box - Minty Nice!!
  • Stanley # 55 Combination Plow Plane w/ Boxed Cutters

Stanley Rabbit Planes

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Stanley # 10 1/2 Rabbet Plane in Box
  • Stanley # 10 Rabbet Plane
  • Stanley # 10 1/2 Rabbet Plane
  • Stanley No. 75 Bullnose Rabbet Plane
  • Several Stanley # 78 Duplex Rabbet Planes 
  • Stanley # 78 W Weatherstrip Rabbet Plane
  • Stanley # 79 Double Side Rabbet Plane
  • Stanley # 90 Steel Cased Skew 1" Rabbet Plane 
  • Stanley No. 90 Bullnose Rabbet Plane
  • Stanley USA No. 92 Rabbet Plane Stanley # 39 3/8 Dado Plane
  • Stanley USA No. 93 Rabbet Plane
  • Stanley USA No. 94 Rabbet Plane
  • Stanley # 98 Side Rabbet Planes in Box
  • Stanley # 98 / 99 Side Rabbet Planes
  • Stanley # 140 Skew Rabbet Block Plane
  • Stanley # 196 Curved Rabbet Plane

     

    Stanley Special Use Planes

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  • Stanley # 11 Leather Belting Plane
  • Stanley # 11 1/2 Floor Plane Stanley 71 Router in Box
  • Stanley # 12 Scraper Plane
  • Stanley # 12 1/4 Scraper Plane
  • Stanley # 12 1/2 Scraper Plane w/ Rosewood Sole
  • Stanley # 13 Compass Plane 
  • Stanley # 20 Compass Plane in Box
  • Stanley # 39 1/2" Dado Plane
  • Stanley # 39 7/8" Dado Plane
  • Stanley # 40 Scrub Plane
  • Stanley # 40 1./2 Scrub Plane
  • Stanley # 20 Compass Plane  Stanley No. 51 / 52 Shoot Board Plane & Table
  • Stanley # 48 T & G Plane
  • Stanley # 62 Low Angle Block Plane
  • Stanley # 66 Beader
  • Stanley 71 Router
  • Stanley 71 1/2 Router
  • Stanley # 72 Chamfer Plane
  • Stanley # 72 1/2 Chamfer Plane with Beader Attachment
  • Stanley # 80 M Malleable Steel Scraper Plane
  • Stanley No. 81 Scraper Plane
  • Stanley # 83 Cabinet Scraper Plane
  • Stanley # 97 Cabinet Makers Chisel Plane Stanley # 85 Scraper Plane w/ Tilting Handles
  • Stanley # 112 Scraper Planes
  • Stanley # 113 Compass Plane
  • Stanley # 140 Skew Rabbet Block Plane
  • Stanley # 144 1/2 Rounding Plane
  • Stanley # 148 T & G / Tongue & Groove Plane
  • Stanley # 171 Router Plane
  • Stanley # 212 Scraper Plane
  • Stanley # 248 Weatherstrip Plane
  • Stanley # 271 Mini Router Plane
  • Stanley # 340 Furring Plane
  • Stanley # 378 Weatherstrip Plane in Box

John Walters - 1996 Hardbound Edition
Antique & Collectible Stanley Tools
Guide to Identity and Value

John Walters Antique & Collectible Stanley Tools Guide to Identity and Value

Here is a very nice condition hardbound copy Of John Walters legendary work on Stanley Tools & Planes. It was last published in 1996 and is long out of print. It is still the go to guide for type studies & info as well as price guidance. While some of the prices are a bit out of date there is a wealth of information including many type studies that are invaluable. This copy is numbered and signed by the author. The dust jacket is a bit sun faded from the shelf it sat on. It saw very little use.

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Good +   . . . . . . . $275.00

I also have a softbound 1996 edition that has some minor water damage near the back at the bottom of some pages.  The pages did not stick together, but are a bit wavy.

Good   . . . . . . . $125.00

John Walters - 1990 Edition
Antique & Collectible Stanley Tools
Guide to Identity and Value

John Walter Stanley Tool Guide

Here is the 1990 first edition of Walters work in softcover. It contains a lot of the same important info and type studies as the 1996 edition. In general the prices assigned are approx. 25 - 50 % less than the 1996 edition values. Some are relevant, some not.  It is the general info and relative values that is important. Glued binding is OK, but fragile. These early editions tend to come apart at the spline if used a lot. 

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Good +   . . . . . . . $75.00


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Larry & Carole

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