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Forum topic by Martini1 posted 11-08-2019 12:56 AM 1018 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-08-2019 12:56 AM

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I am trying to identify this handplane I recently came across. The inscription on it reads

Palmers and Storke’s Patent
May 15 ‘67 and Oct 19 ‘69
Metallic Plane CO Auburn N.Y.

A A B is also stamped on the other side of it.

The knob has an inscription on it as well


Not a lot of info on the internet about it. But from what I can tell I think it is from the late 1800’s.

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#1 posted 11-08-2019 01:07 AM

Looks like you already identified it:
Metallic Plane CO

Here’s a little more patent info from our very own DonW

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#2 posted 11-08-2019 01:18 AM

Thanks for looking into it. I guess I was looking for a more detailed description of how old, if it is rare and if it is worth anything. Or resources to figure it out.

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#3 posted 11-09-2019 10:02 PM

Check out the link provided above. This is a FANTASTIC website, with more information on a tool than you ever thought possible. We are all greatly indebted to him for creating this site and sharing the vast and valuable information on it.

-- OleGrump

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#4 posted 11-12-2019 10:55 AM

This plane is not extremely rare. It has some collector value, but it’s not going to let you retire early.

Vintage plane prices fluctuate as bad as the stock market, so knowing the current prices means constant attention. Although I don’t believe eBay is a great way to give value, watching sold prices will give you a ball park.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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