American STANLEY No 19 Knuckle Joint Block Plane *SOLD*
An American STANLEY No.19 knuckle joint block plane.
Believed to be a type 5, circa 1899-1900.
Marked 'STANLEY PAT.DEC.28.86.' on the knuckle joint lever cap.
Fitted with a 15/8 inch STANLEY cutter marked 'STANLEY RULE & LEVEL CO'.
The lateral lever is marked 'PAT. 1.17.88 7.24.88 8.3.97'.
Also marked 'PAT.8.3.97' behind the frog.
Eccentric throat lever is marked 'PAT.FEB.20.94'.
Casting letters 'S' on the body and throat plate with 'B' on the inside of the lever cap.
The No.19 has an adjustable mouth to allow for coarse or fine work.
Retains much of its original black finish, almost all of the lever cap nickel is missing.
All parts move freely and tighten securely.
Some surface scratches, pitting and staining spots.
67/8 inches overall length.
A nice early example.