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Sunday, February 9, 2014

William Marples & Sons Trowels

William Marples and later William Marples and Sons were a prominent Sheffield, England tool maker who produced trowels and many other tools. They are best known in the US for their wood chisels.
New item as of 21 June 2016: Marples Tools for Masons, Bricklayers & Slaters
WK Fine Tools - W. Marples & Sons history
WK Fine Tools 1938 W. Marples Catalogue, trowels start on page 144 of the scan
Marples 1965 Catalogue, bricklayer's, mason's, plasterer's tools 

W. Marples & Sons foundry moulding trowel
W. Marples & Sons leaf & square

W. Marples & Sons pointing trowel
W. Marples & Sons 6.5" brick trowel

W. Marples & Sons trowel stamp

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