Here is where I will try to post as many MARPLES adverts and small notes that were included in the boxes of many MARPLES tools.
An 1879 Advert above.
Above is an advert from 1882
An advert [above] issued during the time of Charles Marples who had an interest in Turner Naylor & Co. c.1875-1893
Here is a letter to the Trade announcing MARPLES takeover of John Moseley & Son. Dated August 1892
A 1914 Advert
An advert from 1907
Below is the front page of an 8 page brochure about MARPLES Tool Chests & Cabinets.
It is from c.1935 as some articles shown in it are not available in the 1938 Catalogue.
‘Woodworker’ November 1936 advert.
The 2 examples below are from 1938:
Above is an advertisement extracted from BENN’S Encyclopaedia 1953
5.75″ x 8.75″.
Again, no date shown above on this 5.75″ x 9.5″ two sided 2 folded insert, but obviously printed after the introduction of the ‘BB’ Plane line . [1938<]
I do not have a date on the above 9″ x 11.5″ ‘insert’? Probably 1950s.
1953 advert for a Wooden Plane.
Below is a small booklet [4″ x 6″] of 12 total sides and dated April 1953 showing the MARPLES metal planes then available.
Above is a single page double sided [5.6″x 8.4″] advert for ‘Round blade’ ‘Turnscrews’. I estimate that this is from the 1950’s and is an insert into a catalogue.
This is a small, double-sided 2 folded page to show the range of Shamrock Brand Vices available as of Jan 1954. It is 3.5″ x 5.5″ folded and 10.75″ x 10.75″ unfolded.
A single 8.5″ x 10.5″ trade sheet from Sept. 1959 that was sent to retailers only.
Above is a Sept 1959 single fold double sided sheet showed only a selection of chisels that were available at that time. There was also an exactly same format 8 page ‘booklet’ produced, possibly Oct 1959, but showing a wider range of ‘gifts’, including the X4 Plane
Another undated Instruction chart [above]. Labelled Chart 1-3 10.5″ x 8″ folded in two. Late 1950s?
Probably an inclusion in the box of the No. 6806 MARVEL MITRE CUTTER AND CRAMP. This single 5.5″ x 8.5″ pink sheet is undated. The 1961 Price List indicates 81/- for this cramp therefore c. 1957 may be a fair estimate.
This single folded pamphlet 7″ x 5.75″ [top 2 pictures] is undated. I also have exactly the same front page, but with depictions of many MARPLES chisels available at that time [ pictured directly above]
Probably late 1950’s
The above 8.25″x 10.5″ 1 fold 4 page sheet was issued in July 1958 and shows the Chisels and Carving Tools sets available at that time.
February 1958 Advert
I feel sure that this 7″ x 10″ 1 fold 4 page pamphlet is quite rare. 27 Sep 1958 is dealer stamped on the face.
This one [Above] is dealer stamped 23 JAN 1959, so may be very close to before that date. It is a 2 fold illustrated list of Carving Tools available along with a price list. 5.75″ x 8.5″
Above is a nice 5.75″ x 8.75″ advert from 1st October 1960..
An advert [above] from the beginning of the introduction of the 2690/1 Prefabricated type planes c. 1961 6.5″ x 4.5″
[see more about these in that section/page].
Above is a 2 fold undated brochure of 8″ x 10.5″ intended for the Christmas Season. At least 1961
An advert here from 1965:
An 8″ x 11″ Advert below from October 1966 showing the new Harlequin and rare Compact chisels.
Obviously skewed to the Tool Merchant this 5.5″ x 8.75″ advert [above] from October 1966 shows the ‘Harlequin’ Plastic handled chisels and the Compact chisels.
This 4 page pamphlet [above] of 8.25″ x 10.5″ is code dated ‘Leaflet No. D.66X. Which I translate as Oct. 1966.
The last page is devoted to Woden and Fabrex which were both under the RECORD Tools umbrella at that time, as was MARPLES. Shown here are only the MARPLES content of the first 3 pages.
This Sixth Edition January 1967 6 sided folded pamphlet [below] is to show the Wood Carving Tools etc. available at that time. 6.75″ x 9.75″. Cover and last sides are shown below. I wish that I could scan all the pages of these leaflets but time, energy and space prevent me. Again, if you want all scans…contact me through this site and I can supply.
The next object below is a one fold 8.5″ x 11″ 4 sided leaflet showing new products dated Sept 1968.
I will include all sides here in a reduced format.
An 8 page pamphlet [above] outlining all the MARPLES Spirit Levels available at that time. Undated. 5.5″ x 8.30″
Above is a list of MARPLES Distributors in UK as of January 1971
An undated single sheet 5.6″ x 9″ advert for the Shockproof Square, which was perforated at the bottom to allow the Merchant to remove his Discount Price.
Here [below] is a pamphlet found in the box of an X4 plane and is dated May 1973. It is 2 sided and measures 7″ wide x 5.5/8″long.
This single page sheet of Sept 1977 is 8″ x 11″