I am so sorry to have to bore you with these details, but some of these pages are, of necessity,  VERY large and therefore need your patience in order to load properly. 

Please do not X out of the page because it is not instantaneous, have a little patience!!!  

[Unfortunately this is not a virtue of todays' youth, but they will probably not visit here anyway!]

So the next page that you should jump to [on the left] is the 'What is coming here next?'  This will tell you what area of Wm. MARPLES  tools  I am presently studying in order to post those results on this site.

Anyway,  Welcome to my site!!,   

I hope that you will enjoy it and discover some information in it which I feel sure you did not know previously.  And it is always totally FREE!!   An almost unbelievable statement to be found in this World of Avarice and Greed, but in truth I am Governed by financial constraints and this FREE site costs me  money to keep running.

But I am not into this for any profit,  I just want to explore and promote the name of William Marples & Sons., who I consider to be the very best Tool Manufacturing Company that has ever existed, anywhere in this world.

[Yes, America, this includes you lot as well!]

If you would like to correspond with me for any information exchange or just to chat, I would welcome that, so feel free......   is the best email avenue for that and I will always respond to any intelligent people.


I have recently been contacted by GoDaddy to extract from me a further $150 per year in order to protect this site from being labelled {on GOOGLE} as being 'not secure', due to being NOT HTTPS secured.

I consider this as being only a 'bait' to extract more money from me and this site.

This transition from HTTP to HTTPS is only for those sites that offer a Customer interface and is NOT therefore for this site.

 Please therefore be aware that this is a secure Site.