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Stanley Tool Boxes #1: The No. 801 Tool Box

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 01-15-2016 05:24 AM 1535 reads 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A place to post the catalog drawing of the Stanley No. 801 Tool Box.

The intent is to collect content specific to this box, to include pictures and history and discussion, over time. Do you have one? Have you restocked it with original tools? Show pictures! In the meantime, here’s an examole posted on the ‘bay some time ago.

And another example, this one with inside sliding box.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --



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AnthonyReed

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#1 posted 01-15-2016 02:13 PM

It will be enjoyable seeing how this and the sister, No. 888 tool box, thread broaden.

-- ~Tony

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murch

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#2 posted 01-15-2016 03:35 PM

Best of luck filling it. Any idea how Stanley decided on the no’s (e.g. 888 & 801) for their products?
Always wondered.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#3 posted 01-15-2016 03:55 PM

Murch, I think the blog will be filled with comments before I actually get a No. 801. I’ll post stuff on a psuedo-copy that’s almost done at some point, but until then I’ve only seen one or two of these on ebay over the years.

Their numbering is totally weird, I agree. So little to be found on the interwebz re: these boxes, maybe someone can jump in with good intel.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#4 posted 01-15-2016 05:10 PM

Ahh right, thought you had the box already. Didn’t realise they were so rare.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#5 posted 01-15-2016 05:13 PM

Only made over a three year period, something like 1923 – 1925 or so. More than a few internet references confused the two of them (the 801 vs. the 888), another reason to just get these pages out and viewed.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#6 posted 01-21-2016 10:16 PM

A few pics added to the OP of a No. 801, faded and missing it’s sliding tray.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#7 posted 01-22-2016 02:41 PM

^ready for some love…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#8 posted 01-22-2016 02:53 PM

Ain’t that the truth, it certainly needed something.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#9 posted 01-22-2016 03:14 PM

It’s interesting that the large brass SW badge is on the inside on that one. I kind of wish mine had one on both inside and outside. There was a sticker on the inside of the lid on my No. 888, but it’s only about 2/3 there anymore. Brass plate inside and out would have been cool, so you’d still see it whether open or closed

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#10 posted 01-22-2016 03:22 PM

Yep, that SW badge sure adds the grandest touch to the chest.
I’m guessing a reproduction in brass would be slightly illegal?
And, most importantly, above my skill set…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#11 posted 01-22-2016 08:39 PM

Another example added to OP above.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#12 posted 01-31-2016 06:07 PM

Nice project idea Smitty.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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