Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: What the devil is this thing?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    North West Indiana

    What the devil is this thing?

    I ran across this doing my usual lurk in a local CL. What the heck is this and is this a ton of money for it? I'm not interested in buying/owning it, just what it actually is.
    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake.

    I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place.

    Premier Bovine Scatologist


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    RETIRED(!) in Austintown, Ohio
    Looks like a nearly complete Stanley 55. The 19th century equivalent of today's router. Cuts rabbets, dados, and numerous edge treatments - all human-powered.

    Pristine examples are highly sought after. This one? Less so...
    Jim D.

  3. #3
    I do believe that's a Stanley 55 Combination Plane. Handy little sucker. Some people love them, a lot collect them. I would say that's a pretty high price for it, although it seems to have a lot of the blades, but it also doesn't have the box. A quick search on the bay shows that in pristine condition it might bring a little over $300.

    Here's a lot of info on them:


Similar Threads

  1. What is that thing ?
    By Don Baer in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-07-2010, 07:18 PM
  2. Some thing different
    By Chuck Thoits in forum Lathe Project Showcase
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-18-2010, 07:39 PM
  3. The Devil Made Me Do It
    By Vaughn McMillan in forum New Tools
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 11-05-2009, 04:09 AM
  4. Im sorry Larry M. The devil made me do it.
    By allen levine in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-22-2009, 03:48 AM
  5. If it's not one thing, it's another! It's always something!
    By Jeff Horton in forum Designs, Plans and Sketches
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-02-2008, 09:01 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts