Traditional Wooden Smoothing Plane by MARPLES - Broad Arrow Marks *SOLD*
A very good and little used MARPLES beechwood coffin shaped smoothing plane.
Marked 'MARPLES SHEFFIELD ENGLAND' with the BB trade mark on the toe and stamped '21/8 IN' on the heel.
Also stamped '1940' plus the Broad Arrow mark on the toe with 'W45' plus the Broad Arrow on the heel, indicating that this plane was supplied to, or at least produced for, the British military during WW2.
Fitted with a ear full length 21/8" MARPLES blade iron with matching cap iron. The iron is stamped '5' with the Broad Arrow on the back.
A few minor knocks and scratches with some paint marks on the sole, please see images.
77/8 inches overall length.