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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 - 20 of 20

Order by:  Mark Maker State Date Added
Mark Maker Products Image
N.I.P. National Industries Pty Ltd Woodworkers vice, bench screw, bench grinder, block plane, manufacturers of small tools thumb
N.I.P. National Industries Pty Ltd Woodworkers vice, bench screw, bench grinder, 110 block plane, manufacturers of small tools thumb
NAILMASTER Cyclone Forgings Pty Limited Hammers including farriers, carpenters adze eye, magnetic tack, ballpean, shoemaker, panelbeaters, shifting wrench, nail pullers, punches, bits, pincers thumb
NAILMASTER PCM Miller Cyclone Forgings Pty Limited Shifting wrench, nail pullers, punches, bits, pincers, hammers thumb
NATIONAL logo National Twist Drill Tool Company Twist drills, counterbores, saws, reamers and cutters etc thumb
NBL Classic logo Norman Baker & Longhurst Pty Ltd Hand tools and implements, many per (410172 class 8) thumb
NETTLEFOLD T.S.Nettlefold & Sons Pty Ltd Handtools and instruments thumb
NEWCOMBE Axe, adze handles - Australian hardwood thumb
NICHOLLS A.E.Nicholls Barin machine tools thumb
NICHOLS Percy Nicholls Closed handle 3 reed moulding plane thumb
NICHOLSON Nicholson Wiltshire Files (Handyfile) thumb
NICHOLSON Star drill thumb
NIELSON N.O.Neilson & Co Earmarking Pliers (animal) thumb
NIVEK Kevin Meyer Axes thumb
NOLAN SHANNON Nolan Shannon & Co Secateurs "Shearcut" thumb
NOLEX Nolex Engineering Co Ltd Lathe tool holder thumb
NORTHEY & BELL Northey & Bell Wire dispensing and cutting off special application pliers thumb
NORTHGATE Northgate Handle Co Handles thumb
NSWTD New South Wales Transport Department Range of spanners and wrenches thumb
NUTMASTER R.E.Jeffries & Company Tools without a cutting edge, sockets and wrenches 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.