This old woodworking tool is a bevel square with a sliding blade and it was made by the Stanley tool company. It appears to be made of plated steel with a diamond stippled notched rectangle on either side. On one side it is marked Stanley in the center of the rectangle with the model “No18” at the bottom edge. The other side is marked; Made in U.S.A. in the rectangle. There is a thumb screw at the end of the handle which releases the blade and then locks it in to the desired angle. I believe it is from the 1940’s.
The blade measures about 7 ¾” in length by 7/8” wide and the handle portion measures about 5 ½” long including the locking key by 7/8” wide and 9/16” thick. It is in generally good original condition with minor nick and scuff wear from use. It retains most of its plating and there is minimal wear to the blade. The side with Made in the U.S.A. has three initials engraved along the edge which I have shown in the photos. Along that same edge the strip below the rectangle is discolored and a little irregular. It may be possible that something was ground or buffed off but it may have just been poorly finished off and the plating was worn so that it discolored. The strip above that rectangle is a little scuffed also.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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