This beading plane was made from dense wood and stained a rich brown. The company name, “W. Marples & Sons – Hibernia,” is engraved above a trio of three shamrocks. Below that is the name, “E.H. Williams.” That same name is engraved again on the other side of the plane. The tool is in excellent condition; the blade is very sharp
W. Marples & Sons was located in Sheffield, UK, and began in 1821. The company lasted for over 180 years.
Note: The body has some surface scratches
W. Marples & Sons Antique Beading Plane
Length: 9 1/2"
Width: 3 3/8"
Depth (widest part): 1 1/2"