Gage Tool Co.
Vineland, NJ

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John Porcius Gage formed this company and owned it until 1917. In 1919 it was sold to Stanley Rule & Level Co. who continued to use its name. J.P. Gage had plane patents on 4 August 1885, 13 April 1886 and 8 November 1892. The 30 January 1883 patent of David A. Ridges was also used. This company was known for its transitional planes with metal tops and wood bottoms.

Identifying Marks


General Information
The transitional planes manufactured by this company began the incorporation of varying amounts of metal into the design of the planes themselves. See Carl Bopp's lecture on tracing down this movement.



Nelson, Robert E., Ed. (1999). Directory of American Toolmakers: A listing of identified makers of tools who worked in Canada and the United States before 1900. Early American Industries Association.

Aber, R. James. (November 19, 1978). Some notes on Gage planes. Crafts of NJ meeting.

Bopp, Carl. (November 19, 1978). The Gage Tool Company and the Gage plane. CRAFTS of NJ meeting transcription by R. James Aber.


An Unusual Gage Plane -- Information Wanted