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Forum topic by jamesicus posted 03-24-2011 07:08 PM 893 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jamesicus

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03-24-2011 07:08 PM

Vintage Stanley Plastic handled chisels are not covered by John Walter in his “Antique & Collectible Stanley Tools: Guide to Identity & Value” (Second Edition 1996). However, large quantities were manufactured, and used, in years past. They were of high quality and were renowned for their ruggedness and durability. They now are frequently offered on e-bay and by used tool purveyors—they are collectible and often realize quite high prices.

I have composed a web page at http://jp29.org/wwstanplastichandles.htm which is devoted to these chisels from the period 1934-1958, that includes a tabulation of data extracted from my Stanley catalogs of that period that I hope will be of use to those interested in these chisels. Please follow the link—I most earnestly solicit all comments, suggestions and corrections, via my Comments and Suggestions Message Board (link at the bottom of my web page) if you wish.

Thank you,

James


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#1 posted 03-25-2011 07:14 AM

Thanks James, Interesting read. I’ve enjoyed reading your excerpts of tools from days gone by and how they were used back then.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#2 posted 03-25-2011 08:05 AM

Thank you swirt. And thank you in turn for the great instructional articles on your blog—and especially your marvelous photography.

James

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#3 posted 03-25-2011 03:55 PM

Very interesting and informative. Thank you.

Before today I never would have thought that the words “Vintage” and “plastic” would go together.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 03-25-2011 05:02 PM

Thank you, Rich—me too—my father would be amazed, he abhorred plastic !

James

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#5 posted 03-25-2011 10:51 PM

Previously I wrote:

“I have composed as web page at http://jp29.org/wwstanplastichandles.htm devoted to these chisels from the period 1934-1958 that includes a tabulation of data extracted from my Stanley catalogs of that period that I hope will be of use to those interested in these chisels. Please follow the link—I most earnestly solicit all comments, suggestions and corrections ….......”

Web page updated to incorporate various suggestions. Thanks for all the input.

James

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