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For over a century
WILLIAM MARPLES & SONS have been engaged in the manufacture of
Joiners' Tools. From the first we have concentrated on quality
and during six reigns have kept this word steadily before us.
a direct result of this policy we can say to-dlay that tools
bearing the mark "MARPLES SHAMROCK BRAND" are recognized
throughout the World as the finest obtainable.
William Marples and
Sons have moved with the times. Where the installation of
machinery has promised more economical production such plant
has been installed, always provided that the high quality of
the product has not been impaired. Our factory is now
equipped with the most up-to-date machinery in the trade,
and the Directors, who are descendants of the founder,
personally supervise manufacture.
Since our last
Catalogue was published we have introduced many new lines,
all of which are illustrated in this new edition. We
therefore commend our 1938 Catalogue to your notice as an
up-to date and thoroughly comprehensive list of Tools for
We take this
opportunity of thanking our many trade friends for their
loyal support and to assure them of our continued endeavors
in their service.
William Marples and Sons, Limited
1 May, 1938