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Directory of Australian Tool Makers

This online database is based on the database compiled by HTPAA member Rod Thomas and published in 2001 as a printed directory by Rod (Directory of Australian Tool Manufacturers & Makers ©2006 Rod Thomas, ISBN 0 9579110 1 7).

As well as Rod Thomas, HTPAA thanks all those who have supplied additional information to add to the database and welcomes additional contributions of historical information.

If you can add any further information on Australian manufacturers or branded suppliers to either extend or correct existing entries, add new entries or contribute images of makers' marks, please make contact with us via the Australian Maker's Database Update form.

(Note: spaces and full stops make a difference to search - if not found try variations or search by first letter below.)

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Order by:  Mark Maker State Date Added
Mark Maker Products Image
G.B. Square, combination, several functions diecast thumb
G.B.M. Green Brothers & Miller Pty Ltd Engineers cutters, dies, taps, screwthreading stocks etc thumb
G.J. Hand valve grinder - suction type thumb
G.M.H. EQUIP o / e spanners thumb
GAMMA Design Engineering Pty Ltd Hole cutting saws, thumb
GAMMA Gamma Tools Manufacturing thumb
GARD-N-CARE Trojan Pty Ltd Refer Trojan thumb
GAUNT Thos. Gaunt Optician 12" boxwood rule thumb
GECKO Fish belly shifter similar "King Dick" thumb
GEE JAY George H Sample & Son Tools, wrenches (automotive parts & accessories), tube spanners (spark plugs) thumb
GEM Martinmakers Tap reseater thumb
GENERAL ABRASIVES General Abrasives Pty Ltd Carbosil & Aluminex wheels, hones, sticks, pencils etc thumb
GENERAL BOLTS & NUTS General Bolts & Nuts Co Drawing Instruments thumb
GERARD Gerard Industries Ltd Clipsal and Hills spanners, cycle & box spanners thumb
GIBAUD Gibaud & Sons Brushes for distemper, varnish, glue, stiplers, etc thumb
GIBBINS Gibbins Farm Implement Co Ltd Wrenches, large spanner ? Implement thumb
GIBSON R. M. GIBSON Pty Ltd Spiral Drills - Patent non slip shank thumb
GILKON Duplicators Roller thumb
GLOBE Globe Products Ltd (Aust) Drills, grinders, callipers, shapers, breast drill no 801, etc thumb
GODFREY Godfrey Hat Blocks for men's hats thumb
GOLDLINE Goldline Garden tools (acquired by Turner 1956) thumb
GOLDLINE Turner Industries Ltd Garden Tools thumb
GOLDLINE Goldline Garden Tools Garden Tools thumb
GOODALL T.M.GOODALL & Co Tools for hammering saws (make sure not confusion with Goodall the Merchants) thumb
GOODWILL 12" plastic advertising rule thumb

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This database has been developed by the HTPAA as a useful reference for collectors, interested tool owners and researchers seeking more information about historic Australian tool manufactuers and suppliers and their products.

This online version has been added to progressively by HTPAA members, members of similar interest groups and from members of the public with special interest in tools. and now holds many more entries. Information has been gleaned from various publications such as: catalogues, brochures, newspapers, magazines, from advertising material and packaging and the Internet. In particular, much information has been acquired from the Intellectual Property Office namely: patents, trademarks, registered designs, principles, addresses and dates.

As well as Rod Thomas, HTPAA thanks all those who have supplied additional information to add to the database and welcomes additional contributions of historical information.

Please note the HTPAA is not connected to any trade groups or organizations, so information about current manufacturers and suppliers should be sourced by the enquirer from trade journals, phone books, libraries or online. The HTPAA does not have a retail business so offers of tools from makers are pointless, as are requests to source tools or components. The HTPAA does maintain a collection of historic tools and welcomes donations of such.

Next Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market

The next Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market is on Sunday 1st March 2020 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.