Current Auction: Nashua Catalogue - September 14, 2019

Nashua Fall International Catalogue Antique Tool Auction

Lot: FC19-541
Maker: the Bailey Tool Company, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Length: 6.500 Inches
Condition: FINE
Estimate: $400.00 - $800.00
An extremely rare FIRST MODEL BLOCK PLANE by the Bailey Tool Company, Woonsocket, Rhode Island. The cutting iron is marked with the distinctive "Battleaxe" trademark on this extra early block plane, the production of which antedated the assignment of letter designations to the Bailey Tool Company's line of block plane. Fully 95% of the original black japan finish remains on this exceptionally well preserved example. In an unprecedented act of generosity, it was the express wish of John and Janet Wells that the proceeds from the sale of their extraordinary collection be divided equally between the Early American Industries Association and the Mid-West Tool Collectors Association. Please bid generously. All M-WTCA and EAIA members who attend the auction and register for a bid card will receive a free copy of the auction catalogue.
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This tool will be sold at public auction on September 14, 2019 in Nashua , New Hampshire.

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