This is the 1959 edition of our General Tool
For over a century-and-a quarter it has been our
policy to manufacture and distribute through Trade channels, a
range of Hand Tools unsurpassed for quality anywhere in the
Yet there is no virtue in age and tradition
unless it embodies the element of progress. Therefore it is our
constant endeavor to improve our service by the introduction of
modern manufacturing and sales techniques.
The use of new materials - the problems of
design, packaging, display, and distribution, are frequently
reviewed in the light of current trends, and whilst
concentrating our effort upon the tasks of the moment, our eyes
are open to the developments of the future.
Our success can be measured by the
ever-increasing demand for
Marples "Shamrock Brand" Tools by Craftsmen and Do-it-yourself
enthusiasts both at home and abroad.
Through our network of Home and Overseas
Representatives we now have a World-wide coverage offering a
service second to none. Good stocks are held in our Warehouses
at Sheffield, London, Glasgow, and Toronto (Canada).
We thank our many friends for their continued
support and for their courteous reception of our
WILLIAM MARPLES & SONS, LTD.,
Hibernia Works, Westfield Terrace,
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: