Stanley Rule & Level Co. Antique / Collectible & User Quality Block Planes
The Stanley block planes listed below are
variations of, similar to, or evolved from the basic # 9 1/2 Stanley block
plane design. The Stanley 9 1/2 block plane went through a series of changes in
its design over its 100+ year span of production. The differences
between the block planes listed here can be as subtle as differences in the finish, like polished
nickel fittings, as opposed to japanned fittings, cap style, an extra 1" in length, as with the
difference between the 9 1/2
& 15, or with the 60 series where the cutter is set at a lower angle than the
9 1/2 family of planes were.
Note: These planes are
prone to damage w/ stress cracks at the edges, or chips along the edge
of the throat and the condition of the throat needs to be considered.
The throats on all of the planes are good unless otherwise noted. Many
sellers of block planes never address, and buyers are never told of, the
condition of this critical aspect.
Stanley # 9 1/4 Block Plane
Nice overall condition. Basically same as a 9 1/2 w/o the moveable
front. A good user.
/ Wards Master # 9 1/2 Block Plane Stanley made
this for Wards. Dates from WWII era, give or take. Pretty nice. Minor losses to the japanning. All in all a
nice example. I put proper NOS Stanley cutter in it. As good as any other.
9 5/8 Type 1 Tailed Block PlaneMore
than a 9 1/2, but not all there to be a 9 3/4. What is here has a
great look. Some would call it a prototype and add a 1 to the
price. I'll just go with a 1 of. The cap and tail are
proper from a type 1 9 3/4. That is what you are paying for.
The rest looks to have originated or been worked on a long, long time
18 1/4 Block Plane
Stanley offered this block plane for just 6 years between 1952
and 1958. It is a hard plane to find. It is basically a
cross between a 9 1/4 w/o an adjustable front piece and a #18 with its
knuckle joint cap. The number 18 1/4 is stamped on the side. The
condition is very nice. All proper and ready for the collection or
Tailed Block Plane Cutter
is unmarked. There is no markings on the plane body.
Identical to a Stanley # 100 tailed block plane, but I believe it is
made by Sargent given the exaggerated hump of the side rail. That
would make it a #105. Given the lack of marks it was probably sold
to a different retailer or regional hardware store of the era. No damage and Nice!!