Rare & superb Spiers Plane-O-Ayr 13 ¾” Dovetailed Panel plane with a good amount of its original silver paint and most importantly stamped with a “Patent Applied For” stamp on the lever cap. According to the Nigel Lampert Spiers book, this is an early series produced between 1909-12 as a possible Prototype before the successful Malleable Iron series. This plane is fitted with a Ward and Payne Parallel Iron ‘a known supplier to Spiers’ so again right for this plane and has its original rosewood enclosed rear Tote handle and ebony front knob. This is a very good example in good original condition with minor light pitting in small areas to the main body. See images for condition.
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 used tools should consider buying new ones. 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 buyer 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.