The Siegley Collection #3: The #18 knuckle

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Blog entry by Don W posted 10-02-2013 09:56 PM 1247 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I’ve read that the Jacob Siegley got his first plane patent in 1878. Most of m information comes from 2 sources. Patented Transitional and Metallic Planes in America by Roger Smith and Plane Makers of Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania by John F. Rumpf.

Siegley made his planes until 1901, when Stanley bought him out and continued making his planes. In 1903 he signed an extension to allow his name to be used in additional planes (not sure what that really means) but he also was paid by Stanley for future consulting.

I believe this plane must have been manufactured b Stanley after the 1903 date. I’m not sure much after that.

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#1 posted 10-02-2013 10:02 PM

Just a few knuckle blocks. Thanks for the company info. :)

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#2 posted 10-02-2013 10:16 PM

And you have SEVEN of them! How quaint! :-)

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#3 posted 10-02-2013 10:53 PM

Quite a lovely stable!

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#4 posted 10-02-2013 10:58 PM

for wide work, you just clamp those 7 together, right?

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#5 posted 10-03-2013 03:47 AM

So, how can you tell on that plane. I have one really old #18 like the one above with the fingers that go under the main hold down screw but I don’t know how to type it. That one seems to have a fairly thick casting on the sides, I think mine is thinner but not sure.

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#6 posted 10-03-2013 08:04 AM

Nice little collection.

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#7 posted 10-03-2013 01:20 PM

^+1 You have a wonderful collection Don.

Thank you for sharing it with us.

-- ~Tony

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#8 posted 10-03-2013 01:59 PM

Thanks for sharing your research, Don! I have one Siegley, but haven’t cleaned it yet…

Love your 18’s too much! Certainly MY go-to block plane.

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#9 posted 10-06-2013 05:48 PM

At the start line and ready to go! Great collection Don.

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#10 posted 10-07-2013 02:08 PM

Nice set of planes Don.

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#11 posted 12-13-2013 09:32 PM

How sweet, especially the shaves.
Love your passion my dear buddy.
Lovely plane.(s)
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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