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844 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: plane whittier and stearn globe manufacturing middleton ct baldwin warranted

I just recently bought a Wood hand plane for $22.00. Look liked it was in good condition and I could always use a good jack plane and besides the Blade was unbelievable thick. I get it home and notice the stamp on the blade it says Globe Manufacturing, Middleton, CT and Baldwin warranted in a circle, I found a little bit of info on the blade, but the Plane Lable “Whittier and Stearn” can’t really seem to find out to much on that, anybody got any ideas, on it’s history and possible worth? I cleaned it up a little today but I didn’t get to take any pictures yet, I can snap some tomorrow and post them.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska


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#1 posted 844 days ago

Photos?

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#2 posted 844 days ago

finally got some pics. Any info?

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#4 posted 844 days ago

Don’t know about the company but there used to be a lot more makers. The irons would be made elsewhere.

It should clean up well enough. The wedge is in upside down in the first pic.

Give it a nice long drink of boiled linseed oil, redo the botched tote repair, sharpen it up and put it back into service. It should be good to go for the next 50 years. Only thing you might have to do is patch the mouth or laminate a sole if some of the Flat Plane Society have gone a bit overboard on flattening the sole.

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#5 posted 844 days ago

Thanks for the responses. I was hoping to be able to use it again, the blade is wicked thick! it sharpened up pretty good, it’s got a really good feel to it. thanks for the Help David. LOL I was just taking the pics I didn’t realize it was upside down. I hate the fact someone put nails in the handle but I can take them out and repair the handle. something about putting your hands on a tool that you know was once used quite regular especially something that is just a lost art nowadays. I love wood!

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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