This article previously appeared in The Gristmill, No. 86 March 1997
1103, 1104, 1105, 1120
From left, Stanley block plane #1120 #1103 smoothing plane, #1104 smoothing plane and #1105 jack plane, all 1953 models. George Wanamaker Photo.
This article may be of interest to those of you who collect Stanley planes as there is very little information about the late model Victor tools, including the planes.
The Stanley Collector News, #16, Winter 1995, had an article on Victor tools in it. This article will expand on the information that was there. These Victor planes were offered during two time periods, late 1930s and early 1950s, and were in fact two completely different plane designs. There were at least three models of bench planes 1104 and 1105.
Victor Planes of the late 1930's: 1936(?) to 1942
From a catalog insert in the Dealer