MARPLES Side Bead Moulding Plane - 1/2 inch
A little used boxed beechwood side bead moulding plane by MARPLES of Sheffield.
Clearly marked 'HIBERNIA WM MARPLES & SONS SHEFFIELD' with the Shamrock trade mark on the toe and stamped '1/2' on the heel.
Near full length blade iron and original wedge.
There is an obvious join in the boxwood wear strip - please see close-up image
Double diamond plane hand's/maker's identification mark just behind the wedge mortice, believed to indicate that this plane was made by a member of the Bayliss family who worked in MARPLES Sheffield factory.
No previous owner's stamps.
Five old, treated and wax filled, worm exit holes.
97/16 inches overall length.