English Chisels


William Marples and Sons, Hibernia Works - Sheffield, UK

  Marples "Shamrock Brand" Tools for Woodwork, 1936    

To the Woodworker

In compiling this Pocket Catalogue, our object has been to provide in handy form a useful reference book or guide to a variety of Woodworking Tools in common use.

The choice of the correct tool for the job in hand is all-important. Whilst offering a large selection of the regular patterns and, sizes, we have omitted many tools which we make for special work, but which are not of general interest.

Your Dealer has a copy of our complete Trade List, and would gladly furnish particulars of any of our tools not shown herein.

The Reader is reminded that our trade is strictly Wholesale. Our whole attention is devoted to the production of high quality tools; Distribution is in the hands of our retail agents in this country and abroad.

MARPLES “Shamrock Brand” Tools are stocked by the leading Dealers and Hardware Stores, who buy their tools in bulk, and can distribute cheaply and efficiently - besides giving that personal, service which is so appreciated by the careful buyer.

Remember - a good tool quickly pays for itself, whether you work for profit or pleasure; a poor tool is a poor bargain, whatever the price. MARPLES “Shamrock Brand” TOOLS are known all over the world for their outstanding quality; they are of BRITISH MANUFACTURE throughout and carry an unqualified guarantee.

Your dealer is authorized to replace any tool which fails to give full satisfaction providing it has been fairly used on the work for which it was designed.

Murch, 1938

The catalog offered here was made available by Mark Stansbury.

Mark designed and maintains several websites dedicated to hand tools of 19th century. Here are a few links that will take you to his sites:

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