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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.)

Results 1 - 15 of 15

Order by:  Mark Maker State Date Added
Mark Maker Products Image
I. M. I M Works (I Mc Works) Cast Iron Glue Pots thumb
I.H.C. International Harvester Corp Cast iron farm spanners, auto wrenches, o/e forged spanners - AP prefix reputed to be made in Aus thumb
I.K. Australian Drop Forging knurling tool, 3 1/2" boiler makers clamp thumb
IBBOTSON Saws thumb
IDEAL F.R.Low Pty Ltd Wood levels thumb
IMP Tool Equipment Co Pty Ltd Drills for rotary & percussion drilling machines inc rock & masonry drills thumb
INDEMA Indema Pty Ltd Grinding wheel thumb
INDIS STOCK & DIE Co. Indis Stock & Die Co Carded Stocks & Dies thumb
INDUSAG Power and Hand grease guns thumb
INDUSTRIAL STEELS Industrial Steels Pty Ltd Anvils thumb
INSTANT INDUSTRIES Instant Industries Pty Ltd metal cased felt tip marking pen thumb
INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER International Harvester Corp Geelong, Dandenong & Pt Melb. Cast iron farm spanners, auto wrenches, o/e forged spanners - AP prefix reputed to be made in Aus thumb
INVESTO Investo Manufacturing Co Pty Ltd Hand tools - numerous - per master database thumb
IRONCORE Ironcore Transformers Pty Ltd hot wire burner for wood pyrographics thumb
ITSY - BITSY Turner Industries Ltd Tapes - measuring 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 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.

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