Scarce World War 2 Era American STANLEY 9 1/2 Block Plane
A World War 2 era American STANLEY 9 1/2 adjustable block plane.
The 9 1/2 block planes produced between 1943 - 1946 have a thicker and courser casting with some, like this example, issued without the Hand-y grip feature depressions on the sides.
Marked 'STANLEY' at the toe with 'MADE IN U.S.A' at the heel.
Fitted with a 15/8 inch unmarked cutter.
Retains much of its original black finish.
There is a tiny casting blow hole on the adjustable mouth plate, directly beneath the threaded hole for the front knob, which will not affect its use - please view the close-up images
The previous owner has etched 'C.H.HOWE' behind the mouth.
All parts move freely and tighten securely.
61/4 inches sole.
An interesting and useful block plane.