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Stanley No. 143 Bull Nose Plow Plane


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Manufactured: 1887 to 1943
Length: 9-1/4 inches
Blade Width: 9 provided
Construction: Cast iron
Finish: Nickel plated
Features: Two interchangeable skate nose pieces, adjustable fence and 9 interchangeable cutter blades
Uses: Bull nose plow and match plane
Average Dealer Price: $400 to $800
Average eBay Price: $450 to $800
Type 1: $600 to $1200

Other Notes: Identical to the No. 141 except that there was no filletster bottom supplied. Later types have the No. 143 cast into the plane body. These scarcer planes bring anywhere between $1200 and $2000


Updated: 29th July, 2006

Stanley No. 143 Bull Nose Plow Planes on eBay right now...

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Sources: While many of the dealers prices for Stanley planes are largely set by John Walters’ book “Antique & Collectible Stanley Tools” it appears that eBay, while acknowledging the Walters guide somewhat, tends to march to it’s own beat and sets its own prices. For that reason - and the fact that eBay’s reach and customer base is huge - I’ve decided to include a separate eBay average price here. Other sources include: “The Antique Tool Collector’s Guide To Value” by Ronald S. Barlow, “Antique & Collectible Stanley Tools” by John Walter, “The Stanley Plane” by Alvin Sellens, “Patrick’s Blood & Gore” by Patrick Leach, various auctions and sales of collectable tools and my own compilations of prices realized, observations and notes over the past 20+ years.

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