The base has no other markings except for “ENGLAND” at the bottom behind the cap screw. I have no image of it, but it looks very much like the one on the photos below pulled off the internet.The top of the blade is also marked with “Stanley” and “Made in England”. All the online type studies I have referred to don’t say anything about the period when planes like this one were manufactured in England.I would appreciate any reference to an online resource or a book. -- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time." Mine has the same markings, but with white on black ‘Stanley’ and all knobs brass.as It was purchased new from Lee Valley in Canada roughly 15 years ago.It includes links to Patrick Leach's original Plane Type Study and the Plane Feature Timeline.
Start by reading Patrick Leach's comments on Stanley plane dating. If you thirst for heaps of data on plane dating, visit the Plane Type Study or the Plane Feature Timeline. This page leads you down a hypertext flowchart to determine your plane type.
The first step it to assess the piece, see what needs replacing and how square it sits.
With this one I am in luck; everything is mostly square and in place. I also use an edge guide to hold a constant angle across all the grits. Once finished with the edge I repeat the process starting from the 1200 grit stone on the face of the blade.
I got a Stanley block plane in a lot of tools that I purchased recently that I'm trying to identify - I'm sure someone here can help me out. 91/2 both the plane and the iron are totally different than my other 91/2 planes.
Ok, info I have: The lateral adjustment is like the ones on the other block planes made in England, and you mentioned that the utter is likewise stamped.