Hand Tool Preservation
Association of Australia Inc

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
ALANWARE Alanware Pty Ltd 9" Alloy plane thumb
ALCOCK Alcock & Co Pedal-treadle Scroll Saw thumb
ALDER Alderdice Brassfounders Pty Ltd Hand tools and instruments thumb
ALL STEEL ANVILS McPhersons Steel anvils forged from one solid piece of steel thumb
ALLIED Allied Aluminium Products Drawing square, 24" aluminium thumb
ALPHA Hammer handle, made from American hickory thumb
ALPHA (logo Aust shape) Alpha Engineering Co P/L Hand tools and instruments thumb
ALSAFE Alsafe Industries Pty Ltd Goggles, spectacles, masks, face shields, helmets, earmuffs, safety hats thumb
ALTO Albert Raymond Paton Carpenters clamps thumb
ALUMINEX General Abrasives P/L Sharpening stones and wheels thumb
ALVEY C Alvey & Son Earmarkers, fishing reels thumb
AMSTRAL Torque socket thumb
ANALITE Analite P/L Cork borers, set of 12 thumb
ANCHOR Anchor Engineering Co P/L Chain blocks & pulleys, tapping & drilling chucks thumb
ANDERS E Anders & Son Tongs thumb
ANU Belting tool thumb
ANVIL Hacksaw frame thumb
ANYCUT Vauxhall Products Improved hacksaw frame thumb
APE APE Auistralia Fabricated steel 6" offset engineers vice thumb
APEX Stainless steel rule - 12" thumb
APOLLO British Tube Mills ( Aust ) Pty Ltd Tubular Box Spanners thumb
ARCUS Arcus - Registered Trade Mark Technical Drawing Scales thumb
ARENDSEN H. Arendsen & Sons Pty Ltd Diecast pliers - appearance of dental exraction pliers thumb
ARMSTRONG R.H.Armstrong & Co Pty Ltd Maul - wooden, mitre-box - wooden thumb
ARNOLD Spanners for spray gun / equipment. One spanner marked Arnold, made by Fairfax) 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 21st 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.