Seriously though, an original Stanley router plane?!? WOW! I remember my dad telling me how Stanley was the gold standard for many tools. Take care of it and that thing will probably last forever. A true relic from the time when tools made in America were meant to last a lifetime!
YouTube has a few really interesting on the history or Stanley.
After watching them I started collecting old Stanley tools.
I’ve always called their utility knife a ‘Stanley Knife’, since that’s what my dad called them. I was in my 30’s before I finally realised that any time someone (often American) said ‘boxcutter’ they were really talking about Stanley knives. Go figure…
I’d call the left one a utility knife generally. If someone said “box cutter” I’d generally picture the one on the left too. Never had a term for the right one until now. Thanks!
(American if you’d like to know)