Hand Tool Preservation
Association of Australia Inc

Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market

The HTPAA is not able to hold its Antique & Collectable Tool Market in the regular indoor venue due to COVID restrictions.

We have arranged to have an outdoor market on Sunday 21st March at the National Steam Centre, 1200 Ferntree Gully Rd, Scoresby. (Eastlink Freeway adjoins the Steam Centre).

This is the venue where the HTPAA hold displays during the Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club's annual Steamfest held on the March long weekend.

The Tool Market will be on a lawned area and will will run from 9am to 2.30pm.

Entry will be $5 per person.

Please see the flyer for further details including contacts and a map of the general location.

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.