1980s STANLEY 9 1/2A Block Plane - Unused
An unused and uncommon 1980s STANLEY 9 1/2A block plane.
STANLEY GB introduced the 9 1/2A, 60 1/2A and 220A block planes in the early 1980s however their production only lasted a few years.
The A series block planes had a patented lateral adjuster (UK Patent No.2046650A), an unusual side profile when compared to the more typical block planes and a unique lever cap locking mechanism.
This plane is marked '9 1/2A' on the left side.
Fitted with a full length English STANLEY 15/8 inch cutter with its original factory grind and marked 'STANLEY ENGLAND No. 9 1/2A/220A'.
The lateral adjuster is marked 'PATS PEND'.
'STANLEY ENGLAND' is cast into the bed.
As with the other 9 1/2 block planes, this plane has an adjustable mouth to allow for coarse or fine work.
Retains its original finish throughout, some very minor surface scuffs.
All parts move freely and tighten securely.
61/4 inches sole length.
In its original card packaging with wax paper.
An interesting and short lived STANLEY block plane.