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Raffle 2018

Raffle prizesHTPAA raffle ticketsHTPAA Raffle 2018 is now underway - it is your chance to win one of 3 prizes with a total value of $2,679 courtesy of STANLEY Australia. Tickets are only $5 each and are available in person or online.  For more details of the prizes, where to get your tickets and the Conditions of Entry go to the Raffle 2018 page.

Robert McConnell was a prolific inventor, who lived in Brisbane.

A letterhead of his proclaims him as "Inventor and Manufacturer of: McConnell Roller Skates, McConnell Automatic Gramophone, Sundowner Tent, Maxable, Max Rubber Heels, The Ammunitionless Gun, McConnell Nail Bits, McConnell Gold Cleaner, McConnell Tin Concentrator, McConnell Scrub Planes, McConnell Mitre Box, McConnell Frictionless Pump, McConnell Stringer Cutter, McConnell Coat and Vest Combination, McConnell Cistern, etc, etc".

McConnell's patents span the years 1927 to 1951. The Planes and Nail Bits were patented in 1942, in the middle of WWII when imports of quality tools was impossible.

Thanks to Rod Thomas for providing examples from his collection.

The HTPAA welcomes any additional information, pictures and ephemera relating to these tools or any other Australian Makers.

Contact the Australian Collection Curator.

Next Tool Sale

The next Tool Sale is on Sunday 11th November 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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