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Just ran across a union no 137 double ender on ebay. Had never seen a union double end block plane, so...of course....

Anyway, less than 30 bucks with shipping. Ran a brief internet search and couldn't find another one. You guys ever seen one?
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I think once also in ebay. Might have been the same one!
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Have any images to share yet?
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Just did a bit lengthier search, and theres a couple on ebay now. One up for auction, and one on a BIN for around 60 bucks, which seems to be about average price for the double enders. Theres a really interesting double ender up for auction, that just has the no 1130, unknown maker. Ran a search on it and can find nothing about it. Its kinda cool, with double hump cheeks. I kinda like the unusual stuff, even if I can't identify it.
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Jim....nope. But when it arrives, maybe I'll put together a pic or two of my double enders. They all seem to share basic shape, no matter the maker. Except that 1130 of unknown manufacture, that I mention above. I've got a type 1 Stanley with a star cap, but it has been modified on one end, with the nose cut off, so you can cut directly to the end of your rabbet. I may go for that oddball 1130, because it is so unique.
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Impulse buying at less than $30 with shipping is still an acceptable practice. We promise not to judge you. Turning your interests to block planes is like switching from whiskey to wine coolers. You still get a buzz, but the consequences aren't quite as severe. Personally, I've banned myself from all eBay purchases (or any others for that matter) until all of my rust heaps have been restored and resold. I keep telling myself it will be good therapy. I'm in hand plane rehab!
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Yeah....well, the selling part is about to get interesting. I just signed for a 10 x 10 at a local antique mall. Its in Bakersfield, and is first in line of three large antique malls sharing a 2 block spread. Primarily hand tools and older to antique woodworking machines will be the bulk of my items. But I also have a fifteen year inventory of door and cabinet hardware, doors, moldings, etc, glommed from countless remodels. Be interesting to see how it goes. I've given myself a three month test. All three months, beginning in March, must show a tolerable profit above rent, or I'll fold it up. We'll see, eh?
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Very cool. Go for it!
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The problem with Union is after 1920 they may be just Stanley planes with Union on them. Download the catalog to see if its listed in 1905, http://toolemera.com/Trade%20Catalogs/tradecatalogs190.html
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Thanks for that link. Informative. Yes, its in the catalogue. I imagine, when I get it, I can closely compare it to one of my Stanleys, and determine whether or not its a farmed out model.
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The double ended union no 137 arrived. It sure dispels any idea its a rebranded Stanley. No idea how to date it.

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Well, Union didn't start selling planes until 1900 and Stanley bought them in 1920.
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That opens a pretty slim window. I doubt in twenty years they changed the design on their 137s. So...dated. It was made sometime after 1900, and before 1920. Bingo.
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Still watching that oddball camel humped double ender on ebay. Pretty cool lookin'.
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The Union has a cam cap? Cool...

My MF type 1 #68 isn't as cool as that and it's pristine. I wish it had a cam instead of that stupid wagon wheel, haha!
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