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Walker Patent Plow PlaneWalker Patent Plow Plane    This is a crazy design for a plow plane.  It has a series of metal plates that can be shifted to different positions to conform to the wood and the the 15 cutters that were provided.  I bet it was not a popular item.  Edwin walker is also known for his patented inc cream scoop, and for holding the patent on one of the most well designed and popular corkscrews. 

Good + . . . . .  $995.00       SOLD






Walker Patent Plow PlaneWalker Patent Plow Plane    This is a nice condition  plow plane. These unusual planes have a series of metal plates that can be shifted to different positions to conform to the wood  profile, and be better able to use  the 15 cutters that were provided. .  Edwin walker is also known for his patented inc cream scoop, and for holding the patent on one of the most well designed and popular corkscrews. 

Good + . . . . .  $1495.00       SOLD





Phillips Patented Plow PlanePhillips Patent Plow Plane  This is a very nice plane that is in excellent condition.  Russell Phillips was first granted the patent for this design plane in 1867.  He hailed from Gardiner, Maine.  He was later issued a couple more patents for improvements to the design.  This is one of the later models of this original design that was offered before the "improved" version was introduced in about 1871.  The condition of this example is wonderful.  Note the original Rosewood handle and graceful horn.  The thumb screw for the depth stop has been modified to facilitate tightening it, it should be round but has been squared off to allow for a better grip.  The rest of the plane is original and very nice.   A fine example that deserves a place in any collection focused on Patented metallic planes of the 19th century.   It is a winner. Super!!

Good + . . . . .  $1450.00       SOLD




Phillips Patent Plow PlanePhillips Patent Plow Plane  This Phillips Patent Plow plane is in good condition.   This is one of the later models of this original design that was offered before the "improved" version that looks like a Mayo patent was introduced in about 1871.  The top of the handle is chipped, and the rest of the plane is original and  nice.   There are no cutters.

Good + . . . . .  $795.00       SOLD







Phillips Patent Plow PlanePhillips Patented Improved Plow Plane  This is one of the later models by the same name as the plane above.  This example is marked on all the parts #66 which I assume is the assembly #.  Overall the condition is good with some of the decoration and highlights still remaining on portions.  The fence does not seem to want to tighten on the rod properly, but I did not fuss with it.  The small depth stop and screw for it are missing.

Good + . . . . .  $1095.00       SOLD








Pattern Makers Plane Pattern Makers PlanePattern Makers Plane This is a nice set.  The plane itself has the early look of an English Spiers, Norris or Mathieson style plane.  Most of the 11 cutters are marked Buck Brothers.  A couple have been replaced.  The 11 bottoms lock on in the rear on a dovetail as can be seen, and through the front handle in front.  A nice example.

Good + . . . . .  $195.00       SOLD








Fales Patent Combination PlaneFales Patent Combination Plane The Fales Patent plane is one of the most complicated patented combination woodworking planes that was ever manufactured. It took two bottoms, a cutter, plus a few more pieces to make a simple cut.  This one is complete with all the various pieces.  The history of this plane is interesting also, and has its roots traced back to Otis Smith of Smith and Wesson gun fame.  It dates from the late 1800's, and had a very limited production run as it  immediately became clear that they were not going over well, and it became evident that the buying public even back then was familiar with the marketing phrase KISS.   Still in shiny-nice new condition and as a bonus even has some of the original promotional paper that came with it..  These are found, but never in this condition or to this degree of completeness.

Good + . . . . .  $1295.00       SOLD



mayo.jpg (33050 bytes)Mayo's Improved Patented Plow Plane This unusual patented plane Is most commonly referred to as a Mayo's Patent, but is also known as "The Boss Plane" which is cast into the side as well as the patent information.  This plane went through a series of design changes during its few short years of manufacture, and this is one of the last variations. Several people marketed it and Mayo was the final owner of the rights and patent.  One of the nicest features if that the name Mayo is spelled out in script on the brass or gunmetal screws.  Earlier versions are known as the Phillips Patent Plow, and were marketed by Babson and Reppelier of the Boston Tool Co.

Good + . . . . .  $2395.00       SOLD




Mayo Patent "The Boss" Plow PlaneMayo Patent "The Boss" Plow Plane  Here is a very nice Mayo's Improved Patented Plow Plane. The last patent for this plow plane was issued in 1875 and that date can be found on the plane in two areas.  The skate is marked and the fence are both marked with the date.  The name "The Boss Plane is cast into the body near the front, and he name Mayo is spelled out in script on the brass or gunmetal screws.  A very nice touch.

 This type or style plow plane went through a series of design changes during its few short years of manufacture, and this is one of the last variations. Several people marketed this style plane and Mayo was the final owner of the rights and patent. Earlier versions are known as the Phillips Patent Plow, and were marketed by Babson and Reppelier of the Boston Tool Co.  All of this is explained in Roger Smiths PTAMPIA Vol 1 & 2.

The gold wash finish is approx 80% and there is no pitting or other major problems.  The one apology is the handle horn missing, and I am working on having that replaced as you look at this rare and magnificent piece of woodworking history.  These planes have been know to go into the mid 4 figures with cutters and in no better condition.  This is an opportunity that will not last long, and this plane is priced to sell. 

Good +  . . . . . .  $1495.00      SOLD!!



Phillips Patent Plow PlanePhillips Patent Plow Plane w/ 8 Cutters   According to Roger Smiths Vol. 1 of PTAMPIA this would be an early model of this plane. It has some characteristics of a later model given it has a Rosewood handle.  Note in one of the pics how the maker mark info on the skate about it being a Phillips Plow plane has been over-stamped with different info and Harlow a different maker name.  Smith discusses this marking, but it would seem there isPhillips Patent Plow Plane w/ 8 Cutters additional research to be done as there is little detail explaining why this happened.

The main body is in pretty nice condition.  There is about 70% of the original black japanning, and some traces of the red highlighting.  There is no damage to the casting or cracks in the weak areas.  The Rosewood handle is pretty nice, and the delicate horn is nice.  The fence rod is here, but the fence itself has gone missing. 

Also there are 8 original cutters.  Most are full length.  There is some minor surface rust on a couple but it is not heavy, nor is there obvious pitting. The cutters alone are worth the money, and the plane is actually very nice.  Opportunity!!

Good +. . . . . . $795.00  w/ 8 Cutters     SOLD!!




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This is just a sample of the many antiques we have sold. Click link to see other Sales Archive Pages on this Site.

We can help you sell quality Antique Tools  Contact Us.

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.

Our current offering of Antiques for sale are at our sister Website Patented-Antiques.com.


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