sections by category of tools, the book includes tremendous information
on market leader Stanley Tools and offers, for the very first time,
value information about rare tools from Sargent, the Ohio Tool Company,
the Union Tool Company, Sargent & Company and many more prominent
Nineteenth Century American makers. The author, a citizen of the United
Kingdom, also includes much valuable information on British planemakers
Norris, Preston, Spiers and a pioneering section on obscure patented
planes of England and Scotland.
In addition to
detailed sections on metallic planes, braces and levels, the book
includes a large number of maker imprints and value information for
American and British Wooden Planes. Finally, this book is more than
just a series of photographs and lists of values. Interspersed among
the value guide sections are a series of brief articles by prominent
antique tool collectors and researchers that provide great insight
into the areas of their particular expertise.