MARPLES X4 Smoothing Plane
A tidy MARPLES X4 smoothing plane.
Only in production for a short period and now quite a scarce plane.
The X4 was MARPLES attempt at a top of the range smoothing plane. Infill type rear handle and frog, adjustable mouth and the unique lever cap all make this a very interesting smoother.
Fitted with its original 2 inch round topped, chamfered back blade iron marked 'W.MARPLES & SONS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND' with the Shamrock trade mark.
This one retains much of its original finish to both the casting and woodwork.
There is a small patch of lifting nickel plating to the lower edge of the lever cap, please see close-up image.
A few minor surface knocks, scratches, pitting and staining spots.
Previous owner's stamps 'G.BROOKS' to both sides of the rear infill.
All parts move freely and tighten securely.
91/8 inch sole.
A nice example of a rare plane.
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