Hand Tool Preservation
Association of Australia Inc

Referred to as adjustable spanners, adjustable wrenches and shifters, these tools differ from ordinary spanners and wrenches by nature of the 'jaws' being able to adjust to fit an individual nut, bolt or other fitting. The mechanism for adjusting the jaws varies between designs and nature of the job they are intended for.

Though there are several claimed inventors, the earliest recorded adjustable spanner is attributed to English engineer, Richard Clyburn, in 1842*

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Tools and Trades Day

HTPAA's Tools and Trades Day is on July 7th 2018 9.00 am to 4.30 pm at St Anthony's Parish Hall (Tool Sale location).
The 2018 Day features nine expert speakers who will discuss and demonstrate their tools in the trades of colonial cabinet making, coopering, jewelry making, harness making, the early mechanics tools, pattern making, plumbing and shipwright/sail making.
For more information see the Tool and Trade Day page.

Next Tool Sale

The next Tool Sale is on Sunday 8th July 2018 9.00 am to 12.30 pm at St Anthony's Parish Hall 164-168 Neerim Rd (corner Neerim & Grange Rds), Carnegie
Melway Ref. 68 F4 or see the map here. For more information see the Tool Sale page.

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