Rare antique Stanley Rule & Level Co. USA Type 1 No: 113 compass plane with original iron, fully refurbished and sharpened ready for use and in good used condition bar some light pitting on the sole. All the components have been thoroughly cleaned and move freely. Note: Stanley only produced this model (Type 1) between 1877 and 1880 when they added four holes to the side wheel adjuster (Type 2) which ran until 1891.
Type 1 – (1877 to 1880) Has an ornate front knob with “Stanley Rule Level Co.” and “Patented September 25,1877 in a circular border. The cutter is stamped “Stanley Rule & Level Co., New Britain, CT” and “Pat’d April 18,1876” and “Regs’d Mar. 20, 1877.” Screw down lever cap with fancy cap screw. The cutter has a special two-piece screw to join it with the cap iron. This special screw fits into a cutter adjustment with two apertures. The cutter adjustment wheel on the side of the plane is solid and has a japanned finish. The two small pieces of steel that are hinged and riveted to the front and back of the flexible sole are pointed toward the centre of the plane resembling the shape of a shield. Sargent’s 6/17/1879 patent date is stamped on the dovetailed lug attaching the sole to the body of the plane.
We sell collectable and old usable tools that are lightly cleaned before being offered for sale. Used tools are not perfect and may have minor flaws due to wear and tear. Any major defects will be pointed out in the description. All items are sold in an “as is”condition and have not been tested; some reconditioning may be required according to buyer’s standards which can vary wildly. Whilst best reasonable efforts are made to ensure usable items are brought to a good standard, those expecting perfection from a used tools should consider buying new. Items described as ‘Antique’ or ‘Collectable’ are not sold for the purpose of use, if the buyer uses them we regard the item as sold or intends to use them it is their responsibility for additional costs to upgrade. If in doubt please ask as we are more than happy to help.
Prior to selling online we used the web as a buyers for quite some time and although there was a hiccup or two by other sellers we found them all to be helpful when they were made aware, I aim to be the same. Whilst I would like to think i’m perfect my wife would always say I had perfect intentions and was honest enough to hold my hands up when i get it wrong. So if on the rare occasion I do get it wrong it’s not intentional and i will do my utmost to put it right for you.
Postage: As you can appreciate there is a lot of work needed to bring these tools back to life and as a result I do get quite dirty when working in the workshop. I do have to allocate separate days to postage as a different operation, so I pack all orders every Sunday and Thursday and order the collection from Hermes on Mondays and Fridays So depending on what day you order your order will go out with the next shipment. Please allow 5 – 10 days for delivery for the UK.