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The Siegley Collection #3: The #18 knuckle

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Blog entry by Don W posted 303 days ago 1131 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.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com



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WayneC

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#1 posted 303 days ago

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

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#2 posted 303 days ago

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

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#3 posted 303 days ago

Quite a lovely stable!

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Douglas

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#4 posted 303 days ago

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

-- Douglas in Chicago - http://dcwwoodworks.com

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#5 posted 302 days ago

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.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies and the wall gets in the way.. - Mike -

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#6 posted 302 days ago

Nice little collection.

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#7 posted 302 days ago

^+1 You have a wonderful collection Don.

Thank you for sharing it with us.

-- ~Tony

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#8 posted 302 days ago

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.

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

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#9 posted 299 days ago

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

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#10 posted 298 days ago

Nice set of planes Don.

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#11 posted 231 days ago

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

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

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