MARPLES Thumb Plane - 4 7/8 inch
A well used beechwood smoothing thumb plane by MARPLES of Sheffield.
Marked 'MARPLES SHEFFIELD' on the toe.
Fitted with an unmarked 11/4 inch parallel blade iron.
This little plane is showing signs of use with the sole sloping to the toe, a pressure crack to the left side of the wedge mortice, various knocks and scratches and plenty of patina but definitely worth saving.
Previous owner's marks 'R.PAY' and 'W.J.D.PIPER'.
Only 47/8 inches long and 13/4 inches at its widest point.
A nice little plane.