Number One and Number Two Size Planes

I've been collecting for a number of years starting with a Stanley Four Square Junior Jack size and went from zero to 200+.  With a focus on early Stanley and L. Bailey planes, all makes of number1 and 2 size planes and anything that I find different, interesting or "tickles the collecting fancy".  Association with The Pacific Northwest Tool Collectors has provided a great deal of knowledge and access to friends and sellers who've greatly enhanced the collecting experience.  Needless to say, I'm always looking for that "special addition" to the collection so if you have something you are ready to part with and think might be of interest, please get in touch with me at tools@mknickel.com.

Chaplin's Original Pat 202

Chaplin's Original Pat 202

A rare example of the Chaplin's patent plane with wood tote and knob. The tote sits atop a steel boss dovetailed into the frame.

Chaplin's Original Pat 202

Chaplin's Original Pat 202

Amazing lines and Victorian curves make this one of the most unique planes of its time.

Chaplin's Original Pat 202

Chaplin's Original Pat 202

Much the original plating remains on this example , but of course, age takes its toll.

Orr & Lockett Becrock 602 c1911

Orr & Lockett Becrock 602 c1911

Orr & Lockett Becrock 602 c1911

Orr & Lockett Becrock 602 c1911

Three configurations_ Bailey, late Bedro

Three configurations_ Bailey, late Bedro

Union Mfg Co No X0

Union Mfg Co No X0

Union No X0 c1910

Union No X0 c1910

Union No X0 c1910

Union No X0 c1910

Orr & Lockett branded Bedrock 602

Orr & Lockett branded Bedrock 602

Orr & Lockett was a hardware distributor operating out of Chicago between the 1870s and about 1917. Evidence indicates that their primary customers were public and industrial schools, government institutions and makers of wood products, i.e. furniture. After a few changes in ownership over the years, the Lockett family became sole proprietors. The company ceased operations in about 1917 when Lockett's two sons, both managing members of the board of directors, were called to duty in WWI.

Orr & Lockett branded Bedrock 602

Orr & Lockett branded Bedrock 602

O&L branded planes were standard "off the shelf" (c1900) Bailey ("B" casting) and Bedrock (type 3) planes with the Orr & Lockett brand cast into the lever cap, (most likely produced by Stanley or one of its subsidiary foundries.

Orr & Lockett branded Bedrock 602

Orr & Lockett branded Bedrock 602

Interestingly, during the same time period Stanley was also producing Bedrock planes for Winchester and Shaplieh Hardware (under the Keen Kutter brand). These planes however, had subtle differences from the Bedrock, plain cast lever caps and twisted lateral levers. With the lever cap excepted, the O&L planes were, for all intents Bedrock, top to bottom. The lever cap in itself is quite rare and this configured example quite collectible in the 7 inch size.

Sargent 707 type 2 and type 3

Sargent 707 type 2 and type 3

These are examples of the 1915 patent auto-set planes produced by Sargent between about 1916 and the mid 1940s.

Sargent 707  type 2 and type 3

Sargent 707 type 2 and type 3

The earlier plane, produced sometime around 1918 is on the left and is a type 2. The later, a type 3 is on the right.

Sargent 707  type 2 and type 3

Sargent 707 type 2 and type 3

There are a couple of obvious differences and some less so. Note the tall knob on the later plane vs the short beaded East Indian mahogany knob on the early plane. Also, look closely at the tote. Early Sargent planes sported a tote that had something of a "hump back" design.

Sargent 707  type 2

Sargent 707 type 2

Interesting and beautiful, the plane was somewhat successful but had little advantage over the much more simply designed Sargent 400 Series Bailey pattern planes.

Sargent 707 type 2

Sargent 707 type 2

The plane performs well, after taking some time getting the blade sharp. In my personal experience Sargent planes are a bit more difficult to get a fine edge to the iron but once established, are easy to maintain.

Little Bulldozer Infill Plane Maker Unkn

Little Bulldozer Infill Plane Maker Unkn

Unmarked and maker unknown, this little 7 inch by 3 inch "hurkey" little plane seems aptly named based on it's appearance.

Union Tool No 2 c1910

Union Tool No 2 c1910

This is an example of a somewhat rare Union Tool Co No 2, produced just before the Union/Stanley "marriage". Union had been producing parts for Stanley planes since around 1900 or so but at the same time, still producing their own. Stanley purchased the Union Plane Division in about 1920 which resulted in the ultimate demise of Union planes

Union Tool Co No 2 c1910

Union Tool Co No 2 c1910

The lateral adjuster is an unusual design in that the hinging rivet is placed below the "disk" that adjusts the lateral movement of the iron. This results in a reverse movement as one would see in the Stanley style, (rivet above the disk). Move the lever right, the iron moves right, instead of left as with Stanley planes.

Union Tool Co No 2 c1910

Union Tool Co No 2 c1910

As Union planes became more "Stanley "esque" the castings began to change. In the previous design, a large arched "UNION" would have appeared above the "No 2". Later Union planes would have no unique castings and would closely resemble the Stanley No 2 with the number at the toe. In the Union "generic" planes sold to hardware stores, the "No 2" is sometimes found milled out.

Union No 2 c1910

Union No 2 c1910

Union trademarks changed little over the years. After the buyout by Stanley, Union planes are found with an embossed "UNION" on the lever cap.

N.Y Guaranteed

N.Y Guaranteed

NY Guaranteed is another "generic" label for the Entz and Rucker Hardware Company of Los Angeles. This example, made by Union Tool was produced around 1920, about the time that Union and Stanley were sharing production lines. It's likely that the tote and perhaps the knob on this example have been replaced at some point.

N.Y Guaranteed

N.Y Guaranteed

Individually stamped logos weren't always perfect, as you'd find with most of Stanley's. Sometimes the iron would be fitted into the jig improperly and the stamp would turn out crooked or, as in this case a bit light.

Everkeen Brand (Pritzlauff Hdw Co)

Everkeen Brand (Pritzlauff Hdw Co)

Stanley and others produced generically marked planes, usually a second quality, (i.e. Defiance) for local and regional hardware stores. In this case, Pritzlauff Hardware of Milwaukee. The plane may have been made and sold any time during the first two decades of the 20th Century as they appeared not to have changed very much over that period. Blank, stock irons were probably stamped locally with the retailer's individual logo.

Everkeen No 2 (Pritzlauff Hardware)

Everkeen No 2 (Pritzlauff Hardware)

Everkeen No 2 size c1910 Stanley made for Pritzlauff Hardware of Milwaukee, Wisconsin under the "Everkeen" brand.

Scottish No 2 size Infil c1890-1900

Scottish No 2 size Infil c1890-1900

This example of a typically ornate Victorian era Scottish infill smoothing plane was likely produced near Edinburgh around the turn of the 20th Century. Typically, infill planes made in England/Scotland during this time run much heavier than an American made plane of similar size. This one weighs about 3 lb 6 oz and measures just over 7" long and 2 1/4" wide with a 2" iron.

Scottish No 2 size Infil c1890-1900

Scottish No 2 size Infil c1890-1900

Probably made or at least partially made by the craftsman owner, the cast metal components may have been procured from one of the various foundries in the area, though the unusually designed screw down cap may have been cast by the owner himself. The James Howarth Warranted cast steel iron is from Sheffield.

Scottish No 2 size Infil c1890-1900

Scottish No 2 size Infil c1890-1900

The beautifully sculpted infill may also have been owner produced from spare pieces of wood. The name "S.F. AITKEN" has been stamped on the front knob and at the front of the handle. Owner or maker or both? We'll probably never know for sure. More difficult to fine tune accurately, once I found the "sweet spot" its performance rivaled any American counterpart. Imagine how well it worked in the accomplished hands of Mr. Aitken.

Record No 02 c1930s

Record No 02 c1930s

An excellent example of a c1930s Record No 02 produced just prior to the outbreak of WWII. Clearly a Bailey pattern plane and brings one to wonder how much influence Stanley may have had on its design and production.

Record No 02 c1930s

Record No 02 c1930s

This example patined the standard Record blue has amazing similarity to its US counter part, the No 2 Stanley. The rosewood tote and knob are an early accessory, later replaced by stained hardwood.

Record No 02 c1930s

Record No 02 c1930s

This example was clearly used, based on the wear and usage marks on the sides and bottom. Equally as clear is the care it was given as there is little damage or wear to the japanning or wood finishes save a few scratches and bumps.

Sargent No 7 Shaw's Patent c1910

Sargent No 7 Shaw's Patent c1910

Shaw's Patent Story: follow the link

Shaw's Patent No 7 mfd by Sargent

Shaw's Patent No 7 mfd by Sargent

Bedrock vs. Shaw's Patent

Sargent No 7 Shaw's Patent

Sargent No 7 Shaw's Patent

Shaw (of Sargent & Co)vs. Schade's Stanley Bedrock

Ohio Tool Co No O1 c1900

Ohio Tool Co No O1 c1900

Ohio Tool Co was one of Stanley's competetors during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Over the years their production facilities moved from Sandusky, Ohio to Auburn NY and finally to West Virginia after a fire destroyed their factory in NY. Initially making wood planes, they later added a full line of iron planes ranging in size from 1 through 8.

Ohio Tool Co No O1 c1900

Ohio Tool Co No O1 c1900

Similar in configuration to Stanley 's No 1 plane, the Ohio was the only company to offer a corrugated version of the No 1. The plane also sports a thick tapered cutter with the "OHIO TOOL CO Thistle Brand Auburn NY" logo.

Ohio Tool Co No O1 c1900

Ohio Tool Co No O1 c1900

A few design issues make this one somewhat impractical as a user, even 100 years ago. The tote toe interferes with the depth adjusting knob and I found the thick tapered Ohio iron difficult to hone to a fine edge. You can see the resulting "fibrous" shavings. Then again, it's definitely NOT a user.

Record No 02SS (Stay Set)

Record No 02SS (Stay Set)

Amazingly similar to the Stanley No 2, Record planes had a reputation in Britain for being well designed, with superior performance. O2 planes were produced from about 1933 until 1940, probably discontinued because of the onset of WWII.

Record No 02SS (Stay Set)

Record No 02SS (Stay Set)

There were very few design differences between the Record and the Bailey planes, the most significant being the color and of course the markings in the casting and on the cutter and cap.

Record No 02SS (Stay Set)

Record No 02SS (Stay Set)

The stay set cutter cap was designed in two pieces, the lower section independent of the top and removable without unscrewing the cap screw. This allowed easy access to the cutting edge of the blade and "theoretically" a faster and more efficient way to touch up the cutting edge. From a practical standpoint there wasn't much difference in time savings but at least you didn't need a screwdriver.

Standard Rule No 2 C1883

Standard Rule No 2 C1883

The very elegant and traditional design of the Standard Rule plane evokes thoughts of the Victorian era craftsman's workshop.

Standard Rule No 2 c1883

Standard Rule No 2 c1883

Based on the Solon Rust patent of 1883 Standard Rule iron and wood bottom bench planes were something of a "step above" the competition. Unfortunately, the competition's planes were more popular and Standard Rule subsequently merged with The Upson Nut Company. The tool division of Upson was later purchased by Stanley R&L in 1893.

Standard Rule No 2

Standard Rule No 2

The larger size planes in Standard's line of bench planes are great performers but design flaws in the No 2 size made its practicality a bit dubious. Seemingly, Standard used parts from its larger planes on the smaller size frame of the No 2.

Standard Rule No 2

Standard Rule No 2

This photo shows how the frog top interferes with the tote preventing full retraction of the cutter above the mouth opening. Examples have been noted where the tote has been carved away to solve the problem.The cap nut, also too large for the frame, keeps the iron from laying completely flush with the frog face. Excess pressure on the cap can, (and has been noted to crack the corresponding portion of the frog casting.

Fulton No 2 by Sargent for Sears

Fulton No 2 by Sargent for Sears

This little used example still has the remains of the original tote sticker. Perhaps one of the most prolific No 2 lines, Fulton branded planes were marketed by Sears well into the 20th Century and were produced alternately by Sargent and Millers Falls.

Sears Fulton No 2 mfg by Sargent

Sears Fulton No 2 mfg by Sargent

Sears marketed the Fulton name beginning in about 1908 and through the 1950s. In 1925 the Craftsman brand became Sears first line and Fulton was relegated to second string. No Craftsman No 2 size planes were ever produced and based on the sheer number of available Fulton No 2 planes available today, one might surmise that more of them were produced than any other brand name save Stanley.

Keen Kutter K2

Keen Kutter K2

The newest addition to the collection, this is a nice example of a c1920s Simmons Hardware Keen Kutter K2 smoother.

Keen Kutter K2

Keen Kutter K2

Stanley produced planes for Simmons during the 1920s using the early Bedrock design that had been discontinued about 20 years prior, replaced by the new "flat top" 3 screw design.

Bristol Tool Co. No. 2 c1900-1920

Bristol Tool Co. No. 2 c1900-1920

Little is known about the Bristol Tool Company of New York except that it marketed Ohio made planes. Based on some common characteristics, this plane was probably made around 1910 +- 10 years. This particular example has a thicker blade, (though not as thick or tapered as the typical Ohio TC iron), The blade also has a "squared" hole for the frog, a common trait of Ohio made planes. Clearly a great performer.

Ohio made Bristol Tool Co No 2 size

Ohio made Bristol Tool Co No 2 size

This plane sports a thicker and a bit heavier iron than the competitors...an Ohio trademark.

Bristol Tool Co No 2 Trademark

Bristol Tool Co No 2 Trademark

Very likely a hand stamped trademark atop the iron, like so many other clone planes made by any one of the major plane manufacturers of the time, this one, for the Bristol Tool Co. of New York was made by Ohio.

Union 2G 8 corrugations

Union 2G 8 corrugations

Quite a handsome profile, though the tote on this example has a repaired horn, very similar to the original. The Union plane design was heavily influenced by the Birmingham "B" planes in that Union purchased Birmingham iron plane manufacturing around 1900. It's speculated that many of the parts were made from or for Birmingham planes.

Union 2G 8 corrugations

Union 2G 8 corrugations

Note the 8 uniform corrugations (from about 1915) compared to the earlier 6, (pre-1915) which were by comparison of uneven length and uniformity.

Union No 2G c1910

Union No 2G c1910

Union Tool Co made corrugated planes sported 6 grooves. Later manufactured 2G planes had 8.

Union 2G 8 corrugations

Union 2G 8 corrugations

Earlier corrugated Union made planes had 6 corrugations. Between about 1915 and 1920 when Stanley acquired Union, 2 additional corrugations were added. Perhaps the influence of Stanley as they were believed to be making at least some Union planes under contract.

Siegley STS cutter

Siegley STS cutter

There is some speculation as to the meaning of "STS". Stanley Thick Siegley is one theory. Another is Siegley Tapered Steel. No official explanation has been located yet.

Siegley STS mfg by Stanley c1901-1927

Siegley STS mfg by Stanley c1901-1927

Jacob Siegley, owner of Siegley Tool Mfg Company had been making innovatively designed tools for many years, including his own line of bench planes. Prior to 1901 the company, (and Siegley) had moved operations from New Britain to Cleveland. In 1901 Siegley sold the tool manufacturing business to Stanley and production returned to New Britain under Stanley's supervision. Stanley produced planes with the Siegley name, including the STS, SSS and SBS until 1927.

Sigley-Stanley SSS

Sigley-Stanley SSS

Jacob Sigley sold the bulk of his manufactures to Stanley in early 1901. Plane manufacturing wasn't included but Stanley had been making bench planes for Siegley since around 1895 with the Siegley original design. After 1901 the design was strictly based on Stanley's Bailey bench plane.

Stanley-Siegley SSS No 2

Stanley-Siegley SSS No 2

Two models of Siegley bench planes were available, the SSS and STS. Both identical to their Stanley counterparts with the exception of the twisted lateral adjuster, the STS had a tapered iron and wider mouth to accommodate it.

Soviet Made Voskov No 1 custom engraved

Soviet Made Voskov No 1 custom engraved

This USSR cold war production Voskov No 1 size smoother was beautifully custom engraved by Davydov Mikhail in Ukraine.

Soviet Voskov No1 custom engraved

Soviet Voskov No1 custom engraved

Intricately engraved, this unadorned Soviet made No 1 smoother is a unique piece of art that is functional as well as beautiful.

Soviet Voskov No 1 c1960s-70s

Soviet Voskov No 1 c1960s-70s

The very basic design of this Cold War era USSR smoothing plane puts function over form. While more difficult to accurately adjust, it performs to an unusually high level of precision.

c1960s-1970s Soviet Voskov No 1

c1960s-1970s Soviet Voskov No 1

After some fettling the Soviet made Voskov not only looks beautiful but performs better than anticipated. The intricate engraving design was applied by Davydov Mikhial of Ukraine.

Lie Nielson No 2 Limited Edition

Lie Nielson No 2 Limited Edition

Beautifully finished in white bronze and rosewood, this striking example of a modern creation of a 100 year old Bedrock design is as handsome today as its original cousin looked new out of the box.

Lie Nielson No 2 Limited Edition

Lie Nielson No 2 Limited Edition

In commemoration of the US Bicentenial, Lie Nielson Tool Co created a limited special edition No 2 size. Only 500 were made and certified as such. This one is No 225.

Lie Nielson No 2 Limited Edition

Lie Nielson No 2 Limited Edition

This example of the Bicentennial limited edition is white bronze with rosewood tote and knob. No 225 of 500 c2000

Millers Falls No 7 type 2

Millers Falls No 7 type 2

In addition to their innovative designs like the "Buck Rogers" 909 and 914, Millers Falls produced a full line of bench planes based on the "Bailey" pattern. Stanley's patents for the basic designs had expired and MF was able to take advantage of some of the innovations like the frog adjusting screw.

Millers Falls No 7 type 2

Millers Falls No 7 type 2

Getting into making planes late gave Millers Falls the advantage of utilizing expired patents developed by other companies like Stanley. Though not new or innovative in their own right gave MF the ability to establish a bench plane line based on the "Bailey" pattern plane that was already familiar too the consumer. MF was later to come up with more modern designs like the "Buck Rogers" 709 and 714 and the No 209 with permaloid tote and knob.

Orr & Lockett No 2 c1900

Orr & Lockett No 2 c1900

Around 1900 Orr & Locket Hardware had Stanley produce a set of lever caps bearing the company logo. These in turn were placed on Bailey and Bedrock planes that were at the time, being produced by Stanley and sold by O&L. All of the O&L caps display an "S" or "B" casting mark and are quite rare, They would be found on similarly typed Bailey and Bedrock planes.

Orr & Lockett Hardware No 2 c1900

Orr & Lockett Hardware No 2 c1900

The Orr & Lockett Hardware Company began as a small concern in Chicago in the late 1870s selling tools primarily to professionals, manufacturers and industrial/trade schools. In 1916 the company's founder and president, Oswald Lockett, liquidated assets and closed shop when his sons, both operations managers, were called up to WWI.

HSB Hibbard Brand

HSB Hibbard Brand

Hibbard Spencer Bartlett or HSB Hardware sold tools under a number of tradenames including RevONoc, HSB, Hibbard and others. Produced mostly by Stanley, the planes were generic copies of the Baileys and individualized by stamping the company logo atop the cutter.

Hibbard Logo

Hibbard Logo

Upson Nut Co Lateral adjuster c1890

Upson Nut Co Lateral adjuster c1890

The original patented lateral adjusting system incorporated a flat "friction" plate that, being attached to the lever, slid back and forth across the recess shown above and the friction contact with the blade caused it to move as the lever was adjusted from side to side. The design shown here is a later adaptation without the friction plate.

Upson Nut Co No 2 c1890

Upson Nut Co No 2 c1890

Upson Nut Company was originally in the production of nuts and bolts and in about 1888 began producing planes under the Standard Rule name and later using the Upson Nut trademark. Though they incorporated a unique patented lateral adjusting system they couldn't compete with Stanley which bought the company in 1893.

Upson Nut Logo c1890

Upson Nut Logo c1890

McIntosh Heather

McIntosh Heather

Yes, the wood in fact was stained something of a Kelly green though in this case, quite worn. Perhaps a reference to an "Irish" background?

McIntosh Heather logo

McIntosh Heather logo

The distinct heather logo surrounded by the company name.

McIntosh Heather

McIntosh Heather

This rare example of a McIntosh Heather No 2 size plane is basically a Stanley clone produced for McIntosh Heather Hardware of Cleveland c1930s.

Kunz of Germany No 2

Kunz of Germany No 2

With just a few subtle differences this No 2 Kunz is remarkably similar to it cousin. Essentially the same, the black tote and knob model seems less substantially made.

KUNZ No 2

KUNZ No 2

With the distinctive green paint, this post WWII KUNZ is an early example of their No 2 size

HC Marsh M2 c 1915

HC Marsh M2 c 1915

Best know for their "mitering machine" The HC Marsh Company began producing Bailey style bench planes in about 1915 after many of Stanley's patents expired. In 1924 Stanley took over production of Marsh planes in a buyout through the Union Plane Co, which Stanley already owned.

HC March M2C c1915-24

HC March M2C c1915-24

Marsh was one of the few companies to incorporate a frog adjusting screw on its No 2 size of planes, copying Stanley's design after their patents expired in about 1915.

Marsh M2 corrugated c1915-24

Marsh M2 corrugated c1915-24

After purchasing the company, Marsh planes continued in production under Stanley supervision until 1927 when the line was discontinued. This is a rare example of a corrugated version of the M2 plane c1915-24.

601 by The Superior Works

601 by The Superior Works

Complete with its own presentation box, this new design 601 is based on the Stanley Bedrock.

Superior Works No 601

Superior Works No 601

Never produced by Stanley, this limited production No 601 was designed, engineered and produced by The Superior Works.

Wood River No 1

Wood River No 1

Wood River No 1

Wood River No 1

Lie Nielson No 1 Bronze

Lie Nielson No 1 Bronze

Lie Nielson No 1 Bronze

Lie Nielson No 1 Bronze

Using modern manufacturing techniques these high quality tools use improved metals including bronze and high carbon steel components.

Lie Nielson No 2 Cast Iron

Lie Nielson No 2 Cast Iron

Lie Nielson No 2 Cast Iron

Lie Nielson No 2 Cast Iron

Ohio No 02 c1910 (1 of 2)

Ohio No 02 c1910 (1 of 2)

After some bad business decisions, fires and relocation, the Ohio Tool Co ceased operations in about 1920.

Ohio No 02 (2 of 2)

Ohio No 02 (2 of 2)

Ohio Tool Co was one of Stanley's biggest competitors. Stanley brought litigation against Ohio for patent infringement over the Manley's Patent design which was similar to the Bedrock patents.

Maroon Body Ohio No O2

Maroon Body Ohio No O2

In addition to a black japanned body, Ohio produced a series of maroon japanned planes

O2 Maroon Body

O2 Maroon Body

Union No 2G c1910

Union No 2G c1910

Union Tool Co. of New Britain, Ct was one of Stanley's biggest competitors. Stanley bought the company in about 1920 and continued to produce planes under the Union name

Union No 2 pre-Stanley c1900-1910

Union No 2 pre-Stanley c1900-1910

Early castings of Union bodies carried the Union logo and size behind the frog.

Union No 2 pre-Stanley c1900-1910

Union No 2 pre-Stanley c1900-1910

Union No 2 w/blue body c1900

Union No 2 w/blue body c1900

This blue body example of an early Union No 2 plane was likely modified by a previous owner

Union No 2 w/blue body

Union No 2 w/blue body

Union was one of Stanley's major competitors during the first decade of the 20th Century. Stanley purchased the company in 1920 but continued to produce the Union brand for several years afterwards.

Union No 2 by Stanley?

Union No 2 by Stanley?

Stanley purchased the plane making operations of the Union Mfg. Co in 1920 and continued the line for several years as a second quality,

Union No 2 c1920

Union No 2 c1920

Perhaps second quality to the Bailey, these planes perform every bit as well when properly tuned and in the "right hands".

IMG_7248

IMG_7248

Zenith No 7C c1920s

Zenith No 7C c1920s

Marshall Wells Hardware of Duluth contracted with Sargent to produce their Zenith line of planes in the 1920s and 30s. Based on the 400 series, the planes were of a high quality similar to the Bailey line and were reasonably popular during their 15 year production period.

Zenith Z602C

Zenith Z602C

Shaw's Patent planes were produced between 1906 and 1918, in sizes 2-8 and were numbered like the Bedrock but with a preceding "Z". This example is a Z602C. Most Zenith planes were corrugated.

100_7869

100_7869

Z602C Before

Z602C Before

Shaw's Patent planes used a system similar to the Bedrock design with two locking and one adjusting screw. A single screw at the front held the frog in place along with the two in back.

Zenith Z602C

Zenith Z602C

Sargent made for Marshall Wells Hardware, the Zenith brand with Shaw's Patent adjustable frog, was considered top of the line and "state of the art" for the early 20th Century.

Bridge Tool No 2

Bridge Tool No 2

This is an example of the smooth bottom Bridge Tool No 2.

Bridge Tool Co No 2C

Bridge Tool Co No 2C

This is the corrugated version of a Bridge Tool Co. (Shapleigh Hardware) No 2 size plane.

Bridge Tool Co 2C

Bridge Tool Co 2C

Early in the 20th Century Stanley and others, produced planes for smaller manufacturing companies which sold them under their own brand. In this case, Shapleigh Hardware of St. Louis under the brand Bridge Tool Company.

Defiance Iron trademark

Defiance Iron trademark

Defiance No 2

Defiance No 2

There is some speculation as to whether or not Stanley acutally produced a number 2 size Defiance. This one looks original and the iron is certainly a Defiance No 2 iron.

Van Camp No 2

Van Camp No 2

The VanCamp No 2 was produced in about 1910 for the VanCamp Hardware Co of Indianapolis. The maker isn't known.

Van Camp No 2

Van Camp No 2

Produced for VanCamp Hdw c1910

Sargent 5407

Sargent 5407

The 5407 was the early corrugated version of the 407 with a type 2 horseshoe lateral adjuster. Produced for just 2 years, 1907-1909. Later corrugated 407s were designated 407C with the number stamped into the iron.

Sargent 5407

Sargent 5407

This corrugated Sargent 5407 has a type 2 horseshoe lateral frog and was only produced between 1907 and 1909.

Horseshoe lateral Sargent 5407

Horseshoe lateral Sargent 5407

5407 corrugated bottom

5407 corrugated bottom

Sargent 407C c1910

Sargent 407C c1910

The 407 C sported 8 corrugations, a new frog design and a "VBM" lever cap.

Sargent 407C c1910

Sargent 407C c1910

In about 1910 Sargent replaced the catalogue number of the 5407 to 407C and with it the frog/lateral adjuster design.

Sargent No 3407

Sargent No 3407

This was Sargent's comparable to Stanley's No 2 size c1910

The 3407 by Sargent

The 3407 by Sargent

Generally, the bottoms were beechwood as were the tote (if there was one) and the knob. The metal was cast iron, brass and some steel.

K2 Corrugated

K2 Corrugated

Keen Kutter planes were distributed and sold by Shapleigh Hardware of St. Louis and were manufactured under contract by Stanley, Sargent and others

Keen Kutter K2C

Keen Kutter K2C

All Stanley made Keen Kutter planes were based on the original Bedrock frog design with the fully machined frog bottom and receiver.

Keen Kutter K2

Keen Kutter K2

Stanley made Keen Kutter planes had the single "K" cast into the body in front of the number. Other companies used a double "KK".

Sargent 707 AutosetIMG_3704-001_edited

Sargent 707 AutosetIMG_3704-001_edited

The Auto-set design was relatively complex and highly precise. The line was produced from 1915-1941.

Sargent Autoset Plane No 707

Sargent Autoset Plane No 707

A leading competitor of Stanley's, Sargent & Company of New Haven was a leader of innovative design with the Auto-Set patent in 1915

Crescent No 2

Crescent No 2

Crescent Mfg of NYC c1920 maker is believed to be Ohio Tool Co

Atlas Tool Co No 2 plane

Atlas Tool Co No 2 plane

Atlas Tool Co, Indianapolis Manufactured by Ohio Tool and sold by Peck & Mack Hdwre of Indianapolis

Atlas logo

Atlas logo

Atlas Tool Company sold by Peck & Mack Hdw of Indianapolis c1920s

Sargent 407 oval medallion

Sargent 407 oval medallion

Special addition Sargent 407 with brass medallion c1940-50

Sargent 407 rectangle medallion

Sargent 407 rectangle medallion

Produced as a special edition c1940-50

Union No 2 tp 1

Union No 2 tp 1

Union produced one of the most attractive bench planes of the time.

Union No 2 tp 1

Union No 2 tp 1

Union Mfg Co was one of Stanley's biggest competitors at the end of the 19th Century. Stanley solved the problem by buying Union and putting them out of business.

V&B No 902

V&B No 902

Mfg by the Vaughan & Bushnell Tool Co c1920s

Lakeside No 2

Lakeside No 2

Lakeside was a brand manufactured for Montgomery Wards by various companies including Stanley

HSB Rev O Noc Before

HSB Rev O Noc Before

HSB (Hibbard Spencer Bartlet) was another national hardware distributor that contracted with Stanley and others to produce their products under various trade names. REV O NOC is the name of another partner, Conover spelled in reverse.

HSB Rev O Noc After

HSB Rev O Noc After

Ohio O2 group

Ohio O2 group

All age groups of Ohio O2 planes

Ohio O2 group

Ohio O2 group

O2 Corrugated

O2 Corrugated

Ohio O2 C

Ohio O2 C

Ohio O2

Ohio O2

Columbia No 2C

Columbia No 2C

Stanley made c1910?

Gilbert No 2

Gilbert No 2

The Gilbert Toy Co (Erector Set) contracted with Sargent to produce this No 2 size plane C1930

Gilbert No 2

Gilbert No 2

Fulton No 2 by Sargent

Fulton No 2 by Sargent

Early Fulton planes were manufactured for Sears by Sargent and later by Millers Falls. Based on similar characteristics to its Sargent counterpart, this example was likely produced c1940s or later.

Fulton 3708

Fulton 3708

Fulton Planes were made under contract for Sears by a number of manufacturers, in this case Millers Falls c1930-1940.

Fulton No 20 by Kunz

Fulton No 20 by Kunz

Eclipse No 2

Eclipse No 2

Stanley made for Montgomery Wards

KHT Hickory No 2

KHT Hickory No 2

Birmingham 98

Birmingham 98

Birmingham/Derby all metal smoothing plane with this unique design

British Made No 2

British Made No 2

Manufactured by an unknown company c1950

Columbia No 2 Corrugated

Columbia No 2 Corrugated

Stanley made for Columbia Hardware

Goodall No 2

Goodall No 2

Stanley made for the Goodall Hardware Co.

Millers Falls No 7

Millers Falls No 7

Note the "MILLERS FALLS" encircling the knob denoting that this is the first production model from the early 1930s.

Millers Falls No 7 tp 1

Millers Falls No 7 tp 1

Tp 1 planes were only produced for a few years. In subsequent runs the "MILLERS FALLS" around the knob was eliminated and moved to the bottom right side.

Record No 02

Record No 02

Produced c1930s by the British company Record Tool Mfg

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Eclipse No 2

Stanley made for Montgomery Wards