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mancsteve1

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After the 'buzz' of picking up my cache of Moulding planes, all i can find now are these little Coffin planes no great age i think but at £1 each i could not resist.
The Yankee driver was an impulse buy, has DEC 1923 reg on shaft ,at £3 worth a punt.

Any comments on makers of plane or driver gratefully accepted.
 

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Excellent little planes I think. What are the blades, and is there any sign of a makers stamp on body (normally I think on front of toe)?
I have a similar coffin that a previous owner adapted into a mini-scrub (big blade camber) and it is a real cracker.
I suspect the Yankee is a North Bros (there are a few proud owners around here) - very nicely made.
Bargains, the lot.
 

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Must admit I've never seen either of those makers' marks on irons. Interestingly elaborate woodscrew motif.
 

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Taylor, Charles (Edge Tool maker).
Residing at 47 Eyre Lane h.44 Fulton Road, in 1905.
Recorded in: Whites Directory of Sheffield & Rotherham.

I've seen several chisels with the screw.

And I've seen a few S. Ashton Sheffield plane irons.

But they didn't make the planes. As was already said, there should be a makers mark on the end of the plane, usually the toe.

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That push drill has something written on it but I can't read it. I have seen very few that didn't have the makers name on it.

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Or this one.



Nos. 611, 612, 617, 621 (Andy's link)

I have one like that, all it says is "MADE IN GERMANY", which apparently means post 1975.

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Thank you Toby for the iron makers info,did you google for this or is there a book available? The more i buy the more i am drawn into the history behind the tool and makers.
I have been over both planes with a magnifying glass and can see no makers mark or evidence of one sadly,but still worth a £1 each in my eyes (amateurish as they are :) )

Andy i have looked over the driver and it's a Yankee #31 made by North Bros of Philladelphia and the last registered patent date on it is Dec 1923 (as condeesteso pointed out also ,thank you).it is in full working order and i will purchase some more bits in the future and make full use of it.

once again thank you all .

Steve
 

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The internet, but I had looked into both of those makers in the past, and I already had that info on hand, so I can't give you any link.
Sorry I couldn't nail down the push drill for you, there are hundreds, if not thousands of those things, and sometimes the differences are very slight. I always look for makers marks on a tool before I look anywhere else.

Check these out.

http://www.wkfinetools.com/hUS-borT...s/0_img-pdf/1926-YankeeTools-NorthBros-ne.pdf

http://www.roseantiquetools.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/yankee1931.pdf

http://jp29.org/wwnbyankee.htm

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Toby
Thanks for the links and information, my Yankee is in there number 31A $4 apparently when new.
 
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