David now you have a nice little block Plane.
Just an observation the mouth is quite big it is quite possible to close the mouth by inserting a piece of close grained hard timber beech or Maple would be good. This as you know would help in obtaining a finer shaving.
Car boot sales are always a bit of a lottery, but this week I think my numbers must have come up! I got everything you see in the photos for under £20 the lot! Just need to get them cleaned up and start putting them to good use.
So many tools that need to be looked after for future generations. That’s my excuse. 😉
I think I have an addiction to these old tools! Miller falls drill, Stanley 112 scraper and various drill bits (Russell Jennings, craftsman and some unmarked). I also have two Yankee screwdrivers coming in the mail..
Watching all the tools everyone has been posting, gave me an itch. I scratched it today at the flea market. I bought this Stanley 5 1/2 plane, tuned it up (about an hour), and made a pile of shavings. I see why Mr.Seller recommends this size plane, it really is a pleasure to use on rough sawn stock.
Using a flow chart on a tool website, it was most likely manufactured between 1910 and 1918.