This smaller Stanley brace was made from 1905 to 1960, and I'd say this one was produced toward the end of that tenure. This is the nickel plated version (the “N” of 965N), and is has all of its original shiny surface The handles are black enameled hardwood and are perfect. This model has a latch pawl ratchet with modified Barber chuck and a pair of alligator jaws. It is in the hard to find 8” sweep. Its smaller size will be welcomed by a user with smaller hands, perhaps a youngster. Fine.