I've been using a handheld scraper on a woodworking project I've been playing with, as I make nice curly shavings it occurred to me that scrapers must have been in use long before someone invented sandpaper, whenever that was.
Only problem with a scraper is that it's tiring to use, the operator applying pressure with his fingers. When I found this Stanley scraper at a local antique shop I pondered buying it and putting it to work.
In the end I decided against it, so when I got home I checked online for identification, although it didn't have a model number it does resemble the #282 model below. Possibly it's an early version of the tool?