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Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market

The next Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market will be held on Sunday 7th May 2023 9am to 12:30pm.

St. Anthony's School Hall
164 Neerim Rd, Corner Neerim & Grange Rds, Caulfield East (Melway Ref. 68 F4).
Ample street parking or public transport: Frankston train, 600m from Glenhuntly Station
or # 67 tram from University, 310m walk from Glenhuntly Rd.

Sellers are HTPAA members only and members of the public are welcome.
Entry is $5 per person.

COVID-19 rules as applicable at the time will apply.

 

Bergs Quality Tools

Bergs Planes were made in Australia from the late 1940s to mid 1950s in Alexandria, NSW.

Bergs were variously described as "manufacturers of woodworking tools & planes" and "manufacturers of wooden planes, carpenters tools, skis and mouldings" (Trevor Semmens - Australian Woodworking Planemakers, second ed 1998)

Click on any image to see a larger picture.

 

Other models such as the Coffin Smoother exist, and reports of two other different length Jack planes have been made. Pictures will be published when available.

Thanks to Rod Thomas, Ian Stagg, Ken Turner and George Radion for these pictures. Thanks also to Trevor Semmens for his introduction on Bergs.

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

Contact the Australian Collection Curator.

Next Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market

The next Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market is on Sunday 7th May 2023 9.00 am to 12.30 pm at St. Anthony's School Hall, 164 Neerim Rd, Corner Neerim & Grange Rds, Caulfield East, Melway Ref. 68 F4. For more information see the Tool Market page.