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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
A.C.A. Archimedean drill thumb
RULEX-TRULINE Straight wooden rules - current maker thumb
AUSTHEAT Cast aluminium plier. (Is commercial kitchen equipment maker Austheat Australia Pty Ltd, Cromer NSW - now closed - the same company?) thumb
A.G.K. Plumber's bossing mallets - 2 sizes thumb
ABE Spiral pushdrill thumb
ADCOLA Electric soldering iron, small thumb
AECO Brace, all metal thumb
ALPHA Hammer handle, made from American hickory thumb
AMSTRAL Torque socket thumb
ANU Belting tool thumb
ANVIL Hacksaw frame thumb
APEX Stainless steel rule - 12" thumb
ARNOLD Spanners for spray gun / equipment. One spanner marked Arnold, made by Fairfax) thumb
ASTCO Outside callipers 4" firm joint thumb
ATCO Engineer's Countersink 5/8" x 60 thumb
ATKIN (Merchant) Shipwrights adzes and chisels (all made in England) thumb
ATLAS Nail puller (cast iron construction) thumb
AUSTRA Engineer's Countersink 1" x 90 thumb
AUSTRAL WORKS Drift - heavy engineering thumb
AUSTRALIAN OPTICAL Hunt Roofing Scale thumb
AUSTRALIAN TOOL CO Knob would fit to shaft to turn same thumb
AUSTREX Cast iron mitre trimmer with vertical handle thumb
AUSTSAW 30 tooth tungston tip circular saw blade thumb
AWA Wire Cutters thumb
AXFORD HSS turning tools, gouges & chisels 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.