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Forum topic by Ron Aylor posted 01-16-2018 07:20 PM 669 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-16-2018 07:20 PM

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Need some insight from the collectors out there. Yesterday I picked up a 16” J. Pearce New York No.109 wooden jack plane. In cleaning the iron today I noticed it is Ohio Tool Co. and is stamped Thistle Brand. I have always associated the Thistle Brand with Auburn Tool Co. Has anyone seen this logo before …
 

 
... and if so, any idea how old it might be? Thanks in advance!
 


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#1 posted 01-16-2018 07:45 PM

ohio and auburn merged around 1890..so I would assume your plane is in the 100 year old range possibly.

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#2 posted 01-17-2018 12:33 AM

From what I can glean by way of the Internet, my J. Pearce New York No.109 jack plane dates somewhere between 1828-1860. Can anyone validate this?

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#3 posted 01-17-2018 01:11 AM

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#4 posted 01-17-2018 11:20 AM

Thanks, Don. The imprint on my plane is as appears in example A.
 

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#5 posted 01-17-2018 12:31 PM

Oddly that’s all they say in the book. Nothing about the rest of the imprints

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#6 posted 01-17-2018 12:43 PM

Thanks, Don. I got the above mentioned date range from Old Tools Archive (http://swingleydev.com/ot/get/100097/thread/) ... but this is the only mention I found. Perhaps I’ll just stick with mid to late 1800’s  … I will be using this plane not selling it!

Might you offer insight as to the Ohio Tool Co. imprint of the plane iron? Thanks again.

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#7 posted 01-17-2018 05:19 PM

Try this. http://www.timetestedtools.net/2016/01/27/ohio-tools-planes-and-some-history/

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#8 posted 01-17-2018 09:35 PM

Thanks again, Don. Still nothing definitive. I did find this photo with the arched Ohio Tool Co. imprint …
 

 
... still no date, though. Just listed as vintage. Also, it seems to have two more lines of text from the OP. Thanks again for your help. I’ll continue my search, but In the meantime, until proven wrong,  I’ll taut this 19th century iron as being extremely rare and perhaps even priceless. LOL!

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#9 posted 01-17-2018 11:16 PM

Ohio and Auburn didn’t merge until 1893, so it has to be after that. They went out of business in 1920 so before that.

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#10 posted 01-18-2018 11:25 AM



Ohio and Auburn didn t merge until 1893, so it has to be after that. They went out of business in 1920 so before that.

- Don W

Thanks again, Don. With that I’ll assume this is not the original iron for my J. Pearce No. 109.
 

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#11 posted 01-18-2018 12:34 PM

That’s a good possibility. The other is the plane was made and in stock when Ohio took over and they added the iron to be able to sell it. These are the mysteries we’ll likely never find the answers to.

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#12 posted 01-18-2018 02:29 PM



That s a good possibility. The other is the plane was made and in stock when Ohio took over and they added the iron to be able to sell it. These are the mysteries we ll likely never find the answers to.

- Don W

Very true. I just glad it is decent shape and will now get some use. Thanks again, Don.

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