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Paid $3 for a small plane last weekend.. Closing Time Cutey ? Was marked as $7.....Got around to a rehab this morning.. Sears must have ordered a LOT of red paint.... Took less than an hour to clean it up.. Got rid of the ugly red finish, most was gone, anyway. Flattened the back of the iron, tuned the chipbreaker, bolt handle bolts needed shortened. BLO wipe-on, wipe-off on the handles. Test drive? Seemed to do ok on Maple. Might be worth the $3?
Technically, it's still not a collection since there are <24, but I may have OCTD (Obsessive Compulsive Tool Disorder). This habit began in 1972 although I didn't know it at the time. My dad had a Yankee, Model 46 push drill so it just made sense to get one of my own. There were no BORGs back then; I bought mine from one of the old fashioned hardware stores which was down-town...same place you bought nails, screws, tools, grass & vegetable seeds, paint,,,well you get it...they were a Blue Grass / Belknap franchise, but sold other brands as well. I had just purchased my first "home" so to speak...a 1959, 10'x50', 3 'bedroom' mobile home on a little over 1/2 acre lot. Fast forward about 37 years...my daughter rented her first house...needed curtain rods put up...got my old Model 46 out as I had tens of dozens time before for just this kind of task...she said, "dad I'd really like one of those." No problem, I'll just look it up on-line and order one...apparently Stanley quit making these sometime in the early 1980's...who knew...the quest began...at the time similar were selling for $25-$100 on eBay plus shipping...started looking at yard sales & flea markets...took a few months but I found a like new 41Y Bell Systems with all 8 bits for $5...she got it for Christmas that year. But the obsession grew...what if I broke a bit on mine? What if I lost it after all these years...so the pictures below reflect the rest...anyways, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. Top Row L->R 46Y, no cap/bits perfect otherwise; 46; some bits, works well, cap and handle nasty; my original 46 still have original 8 bits; red handle/black cap also a 46, but marked Yankee North Bros (note in right side pic has the original instructions which are rolled up and placed in one of the bits slots; has 7/8 of bits missing 1/16"; black bakelite handle, chrome steel cap, 45, Yankee, some bits but a couple are Stanley slot shank but twist bits, Made In Germany so likely Dunlap; far right Stanley 03-049; cheaper version of the Yankee's; probably made toward the end of the production; bottom of all in top two pics, is a new replacement driver shank tht would work on all 46 models. Bottom left, one on left is marked Made in Germany, but on the cap embossed Dunlap; second red cap only marked Made in Germany...may be an earlier version of one on the left. Right pic, Blue capped is one of my prize treasures...no bits, marked Made in Germany and is very similar to the Dunlap's but with one major difference.There is an inverted triangle; above the triangle is "Manufacturers Steel Corp"; left side of the triangle marked "Germany"; right side of the triangle "British Zone"; from what I have been able to learn, this would have been produced somewhere between 1945-1954; Allied's occupation of Germany ceased after 1954...likely this was made after 1946 since Germany was allowed little production of any kind until about 1948 and before 1953 as Allied's lessened controls after that. I believe it to be the the first runs of what became Dunlap. I gave 25 cents for it. Sorry for glare but maybe you can see Dunlap on cap; far right are the latest picks; (2)-Stanley 41Y's and the Miller-Falls #100 $2-$3-$2 Left picture, top to bottom; Yankee North Bros No 40? can't make out '0" but believe it to be one of the first in the series; Next is Steel Craft-Germany-may be part of the same era of Occupied Germany; it's a Stanley 41 clone; Yankee North Bros, #41; a nice Yankee North Bros 41 but slightly different chuck than one above; a very nice Yankee North Bros 41 but again another variation of chuck than one above; Yankee North Bros, #44; note the bits store different on this one. A grand total of 17-3/4 (18-3/4 if you count my daughters, but it's not on location so...) Outside of hers at $5 and whatever mine might have cost new, I've never given or $2-3 for any of the rest...most a buck or less. I've let at least this many go just because they were priced above $5... So if you've read this far without your head slamming the table, keyboard or screen, thanks for indulging my OCTD.