MARPLES Screw Box & Tap - 1/2 inch *SOLD*
A very good small screw box and tap or wood screw set by MARPLES of Sheffield.
Marked 'W MARPLES & SONS HIBERNIA' with the Shamrock trade mark on the stock.
Not marked with a size stamp but the, believed to be original, sample piece measures 1/2 inch in diameter.
The box is made up of matching beechwood and boxwood sections, is 33/4 inches long by 11/2" square and retains the majority of its original lacquer coating.
The iron tap is 4 inches long and stamped '2'.
Complete with a 41/2" long unmarked tap handle.
Some chipping to the sample piece thread, please see close-up image.
Previous owner's stamps 'R.NORDON' to each end.
A nice example.