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
AROS H. Arendsen & Sons Pty Ltd Hand tools & instuments thumb
ARROW Hacksaws (Aust) Pty Ltd Hacksaw blades (acquired by Turner Industries 1957) thumb
ARROWSMITH Arrowsmith Lumber Co. Wooden tool handles thumb
ASHBY TOOL CO Ashby Tool Co Bronze series woodworking planes 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
ATOM Atom Distributing Co Rubber sanding pads, grinding arbor thumb
AURORA Aurora Tools Ltd Engineers drill bits thumb
AUS-TEC, AUSTEC Patience & Nicholson Pty Ltd - TEC Product Plumbers stock & die sets, die heads thumb
AUSAXE D & M Shaw (Dave Shaw) Axes, incl broad and double bitted thumb
AUSSIE DRIVE The Stanley Works Pty Ltd (incorp Tas) Hand tools - in particular drivers & bits for bolts/screws/fasteners thumb
AUSSIE SPEED Keech Castings P/L Racing Axe thumb
AUSTALOY Arthur Oliver Sorenson Ringspanners, spanners, wrenches & other tools made from alloy steel thumb
AUSTALOY A.G.Healing Limited Ringspanners, spanners, wrenches thumb
AUSTEN W.E.Austen Clinometer - Part No 10948 Pat No 118862 thumb
AUSTHEAT Sydney Cast aluminium plier. (Is commercial kitchen equipment maker Austheat Australia Pty Ltd, Cromer NSW - now closed - the same company?) thumb
AUSTRA Engineer's Countersink 1" x 90 thumb
AUSTRA Zenford Pty Ltd (Ziegler Tool Co) Coutersink, also soperdrills, supercounterbores, drill routers, boring bars & heads, lathe centres thumb
AUSTRAL Trojan Ltd Axes, shovels, spades, forks & other gardening & digging implements thumb
AUSTRAL Austral Tools Pty Ltd Engineers knurls, nail and centre punches, engineering & carpenters tools thumb
AUSTRAL P C Byrnes Wire strainer thumb
AUSTRAL Austral Aircraft Flint Gun,(also old type belt connectors) thumb
AUSTRAL BOILERS Austral Boilers AUSTRAL has not been documented or known prior but it looks like this company has been making cast iron products for the domestic market and not just STEAM ENGINES (1880s or maybe earlier). 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.