Hand Tool Preservation
Association of Australia Inc

what happens when you hold a tool - your fingers form an intimate bond between you and the tool. It is a marriage of intellect and an inanimate object. Suddenly the tool becomes alive and performs...

R.J. DeCristoforo - Handtool Handbook for Woodworking (USA 1977)

Information about tools and collecting
A primary aim of the Association is to provide information to Members and interested Non Members about old, interesting and unusual tools, their uses, who made them, when and where they were manufactured.
The Association hosts regular Tool sales for the benefit of its Members and the public who wish to add to or dispose of their collections or find missing and spare parts, or assistance in disposing of unwanted tools.
The Association is not a manufacturer, seller, importer or exporter of tools or parts in its own right and THERE IS NO POINT IN MAKING CONTACT FOR THOSE PURPOSES.
The Association cannot provide a service for sourcing tools or parts.
To make the collection of data and information easier for both the giver and receiver the following is suggested as a guide,

First name:
Address (Line 1): 
Address (Line 2): 
Country (Line 3): 
Telephone No.:
The tool, its use, suspected use or multiplicity of uses
Manufacturers/Suppliers marks
Date of manufacture, patent or registered numbers
Place of manufacture
Description (photograph if possible) including materials
Sketches of trade marks or labels, (etched, raised, stick-on)
Outline patent, registered marks, part no’s, assembly marks
Is it worked by hand, foot, or powered, (e.g. electric)
Does it need more than one person to work it
Other relevant observations



Next Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market

The next Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market is on Sunday 6th October 2019 9.00 am to 12.30 pm at St Anthony's Parish Hall 164-168 Neerim Rd (corner Neerim & Grange Rds), Caulfield East
Melway Ref. 68 F4 or see the map here. For more information see the Tool Market page.