MARPLES M4 Smoothing Plane *SOLD*
A very good MARPLES M4 smoothing plane.
'MARPLES M4 SHEFFIELD ENGLAND' with the Shamrock trade mark is cast into the main body.
Fitted with a near full length 2 inch MARPLES blade iron marked 'W.MARPLES & SONS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND SOLID CRUCIBLE STEEL' with the Shamrock trade mark on both sides. Matching cap iron. A little under 2 inches remain below the slot.
Dismantled, cleaned, checked, oiled and reassembled.
Good hardwood handles with much of the original lacquer finish and near complete trade label on the rear handle.
The majority of the original red finish remains.
A few surface knocks,scratches pitting and staining spots.
91/2 inches overall length.