Tea TeakFine Vintage Antique Old Woodworking ToolsScientific, Engineering Medical Instruments.A Rare Early Wide Spiers Ayr Dovetailed Steel Mitre Plane With Rosewood Infill.2 34" Wide x 10 12" Long.2 14" Wide Ward Nibbed Iron.Very Fine Mouth.All Parts Stamped 2.Excellent Condition.Weighs 2.45kgN.B. Vintage tools may require setting and or sharpening before use.All measurements are approximate.PostageShippingThe more you purchase the cheaper the shipping.Postage will always be combined for multi...ple purchaseswherever possible.Our service is guaranteed if your item in the unlikely event does go missing we will give a full refundthis is the peace of mind our tracked service provides.Tea TeakFine Vintage Antique Old Woodworking ToolsScientific, Engineering Medical Instruments.
Here we have a clean RARE, Antique SPIERS AYR, Scottish Dovetailed Steel Rosewood Infill Miter Mitre Smooth Plane, 10.5" L. StewartSpiers was a small but innovative firm of plane-makers in Scotland, founded inAyr in Ayrshire, Scotland in 1840 and operating until approx. the mid 1930s. I believe that this example is the "Mitre Plane with Gunmetal Lever Cap" offered in the late 1800's. Nigel Lampert's book indicates that in the late 1850's and 1860's these planes used a 'combination construction' ...of screws through the sides into the infill and dovetailing in the toe section. I believe that is what we have here. A RARE plane indeed The steel body is made using this construction technique and is filled stuffed with beautiful Rosewood (no cracks in the wood). The body, sole and mouth are in very good condition with the typical minor nicks and dings from well over 140 years of use The sole has nice extensions at the toe and heel. The gunmetal brass lever cap is stamped 'SPIERS AYR" and has a tightening knob with a knurled edge. The plane is fitted with a 'snecked', nice thick cutting iron made by AMES HOWART, SHEFFIELD and is 2-14" wide. This iron is original to the plane with both the Rosewood bed and the iron being stamped '6'. The fit is very good and makes for a 'tight mouth' at the opening. Nice heavy plane weighing approx. 5 lb. 5 oz. There is an owners mark on the top of front section of Rosewood, and partial owners marks on the extended toe plate and the lever cap . No cracks, breaks or repairs in this plane. Please review all pictures since they ARE part of the item description Please remember to leave Feedback. I will gladly reciprocate. :-)
SPIERS AYR No. 3 infill rabbet plane. 34" x 9". The iron is marked W. MARPLES SONS SHEFFIELD.There is some rust and light pitting on the body of the plane and the shank of the iron, but the back of the iron is clean and bright. This could be restored as a collector plane or tuned up and used as a working tool. It's called a rabbet plane, but with it's low angle iron it could certainly be used as a shoulder plane as well. Lots of life left in this planeStewart Spiers followed his father William S...piers into the cabinet-making trade in Ayr, and when his father died in 1844 he apparently took over the workshop in River Street. He was later to claim 1840 as the year his plane-making firm began. How Stewart came to be a plane-maker was, according to the Ayrshire Post, purely by accident, however. He is said to have bought a rough casting in Edinburgh for 16, finished it at home and sold it to a local cabinet-maker for 18-. This supposedly was the beginning of what soon became a successful operation in which he was selling his planes in Glasgow and Edinburgh and as far afield as North America, yet this was still little more than a sideline to his cabinet-making. Only much later did he become a full-time plane-maker.Beginning at River Street in his father's workshop, Stewart moved his work premises round the corner to 12 Garden Street in around 1850 and later, by 1858, had moved to premises at 11 River Street, where the firm stayed until around the time of Stewart's death in 1899, before its removal to 24 River Terrace at the end of Auld Brig.Unlike Alexander Mathieson Sons, the firm of Spiers remained small. The 1851 Census notes Stewart as a master cabinet-maker employing two men and two apprentices the 1871 Census records that he had one man and two boys working for him.Notwithstanding the story of the first plane he sold being a cast one, almost without exception the firm's early planes were dovetailed, many with screwed sides and many with the lever cap and screw system for holding the cutter. The Garden Street leaflet published in the 1850s shows a wide array of infill planes available: panel, rebate (single and double iron), mitre (with snecked iron), smoothing and joining planes, some with wedged cutters and others with lever and cap. Later in the century bull-nose rebates planes were developed by Spiers, and shoulder, chariot and thumb planes were also added to the range. Gun-metal was introduced for making plane sides and lever caps.I attached a couple of images from early Spiers catalogs. "In the c. 1930 catalogue the claim was made that Stewart Spiers was the inventor and original maker of steel dovetailed planes. Such an assertion is somewhat exaggerated, but nevertheless it is without doubt that he contributed to the perfecting of metal planes, a legacy the firm continued to build on right up to its demise. In his tribute to Stewart Spiers the man, Nigel Lampert wrote: "Although others made metal planes before him, he was effectively the 'father' of the British metal planemaking trade."Wouldn't you like to own a plane made by "the father of the British metal platemaking trade"Condition is "Used". Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.
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Vintage SPIERS AYR Handled Smoothing Infilled With Brass Nice Antique Plane Vintage SPIERS AYR Handled Smoothing Infilled With Brass Nice Antique Plane - This Plane was manufactured in England and will provide you with a great user and collectible plane - Base 7-78" long by 2-12" wide with a 2" edge - Plane is to be considered at GOOD will clean to a BETTER example - Acquired with a large collection of assorted antique planes and tools we will be offering for sale over the next few month - If y...ou enjoy collecting vintage and antique tools keep watching are listings. Thank you and Happy Bidding----- Low Starting Bid - No Reserve - We strive for happy satisfied customers. We will pack and send items within 72 hours of auction ending. We will leave feedback and ask that all buyers leave feedback as well as post detail seller ratings. We will use USPS Priority Flat Rate Boxes when possible, otherwise all items will be shipped USPS Priority Mail, with the exception for larger items where UPS Ground services are more reasonable. Handling fee is 3.00 which will be calculated by Ebay with the total shipping. We are estimating all weights dimensions prior to packing, and are to be considered estimates until the items are packed.Serious Bidders Only. If you are unhappy with your purchase, we ask that you contact us immediately so that we may address the problem promptly and correct any issue.
Here we have a clean Vintage SPIERS PLANE-O-AYR, Scottish, Heavy Infill Smooth Plane with 8" x 2.5" Sole. StewartSpiers was a small but innovative firm of plane-makers in Scotland, founded inAyr in Ayrshire, Scotland in 1840 and operating until approx. the mid 1930s. I believe that this style was offered during or just after the first World War. I'm not sure what wood was used for the infill, bun and tote. The tote appear to have a repaired horn spur. Very nice job. The body, sole and mouth are ...in very, very good condition The plane is fitted with a nice thick cutting iron made by Robert Sorby, Sheffield, England and is 2-14" wide. The fit is very good and makes for a 'tight mouth' at the opening. The lever cap has the maker info. Nice heavy plane weighing approx. 4 lbs. No owners marks. No cracks, breaks or repairs in the metal parts of the plane. Please remember to leave Feedback. I will gladly reciprocate. :-)
You are bidding on one Spiers Ayr wood infill rebate or shoulder plane as pictured.The wood at the front end is marked "SPIERS AYR" and with an owner name, and the wood at the rear is marked with the same owner name. The iron is marked "WARD CAST STEEL" with the WxP (Ward Payne) logo. The iron is about .735" in width at the sharp end, with more bevel on one than the other. It is a snecked iron. Overall length of the body sole is about 9". The body along the lower edge is about .730" in width. Th...e plane weighs 2 pounds 1.5 ounces on my postal scale. The last picture is with the iron set about flush to the sole, not out enough to take a cut.Condition is fair to good. The sides have some patina (color) and pitting, with the heaviest pitting in the left front corner. The bottom has mostly faint pitting, with some heavier pitting near the same left front corner. The wood infill has a variety of scratches and dings, with one check at the rear of the plane. The iron has some scattered and very light spots of pitting, and the wedge has a variety of scratches and dings and some chips in the finial. It appears to be the original wedge for the plane. SHIPPING: 3 pounds when boxed, insurance is included. No International shipping. (but see below if you are in Canada).I sell what I enjoy, and I collect antique woodworking tools and I enjoy photography The queue is overflowing with tools right now, as they seem to be finding me faster than I can list them. So please keep watching my auctions as I have LOTS more to list Or if there is something specific that you are looking for, please let me know so that I can get it listed for you to consider.Searching my listings: I have lots to see Some of you will undoubtedly enjoy browsing through everything, but if you want to hone in on something specific, I suggest you click on the "Visit Store" link. That is located at the bottom of the gray Seller Information box in the upper right of this listing. That will lead you to my extensive system of categories. You might ask: How can I know when you start new listings The answer: please click the "Sign Up For Newsletter" link that is just above and to the left of this description, and you will get an email every Friday with my new listings, as well as an email whenever I put any of my Buy It Now items on sale. ETHICS IN DESCRIPTIONS: I also buy for my collecting on eBay, and I have been burned too many times by misleading (duh did I forget to mention .......) descriptions, and auctions with pictures only of the left side because the right side was trashed. Life is much simpler for me if I disclose what I know or see about an item before you bid, and especially before you receive it in the mail. I come from the handshake school of doing business, and hopefully you are like me and understand what that means. What goes around, comes around.RETURN POLICY: I believe that if you give honest descriptions, and include enough pictures, you shouldn't need a return policy. However, that doesn't mean that I won't make an occasional mistake. Please bid with the assurance that if I have made an error in my listing, I WILL take care of you. And if you have made an error, and bought the wrong size, for example, I will still take care of you (but Ill let you pay the return shipping). SHIPPING INSIDE THE US: I would rather that you spend your money on my stuff, and not on shipping. So I try to pick the best shipping option for each listing, based on what is the least expensive, and what is needed to protect the item. I package well, and have a great track record of getting everything to each buyer, and getting it there in one piece. I use the US Post Office for everything, and I often find it is cheaper to use their Priority Mail flat rate boxes for heavier items. The US Post Office has five sizes of their Flat Rate boxes, plus padded Flat Rate envelopes. For each size the postage stays the same regardless of weight, with a 70 pound limit within the US and a 20 pound limi