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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
C & G Crisp & Dunn Co-Op. Ltd. Saw Millers, Timber Merchants, Brick Manufacturers thumb
R E Jeffries R E Jeffries Pty Ltd Carvers Rack Clamp - 6” steel cramp with a rack on the leg, a swivel jaw and a screw tightening device thumb
Wimble Wimble Ltd Australia & New Zealand Brass rule thumb
AECO Brace, all metal thumb
AESCO Alfred Adams Engineering Supplies Co Engineers vices thumb
ARCUS Arcus - Registered Trade Mark Technical Drawing Scales thumb
BORCH Hacksaw frame thumb
BOWES Bowes & Co Ltd Rubber sanding disc 4 1/2" thumb
BROWN Sunshine Technical Works Builder's Plumb Bob Stand thumb
CONRICK Multigrips thumb
DANDY wood joiners thumb
HERBERT GRAY HERBERT GRAY Plumb Bob thumb
JENSSEN G.E.Jenssen Co 12" & 6" steel rule thumb
MORLEY Lawn mower sharpener thumb
MYER Assume Myers Melbourne Bedstead Spanner thumb
POWERLANCE Bush Saw -folding - 3 blades thumb
PRAGER Hacksaw frame thumb
RYSET F & T Ryan Bros Pty Ltd Horticultural & gardening hand tools Garden secateurs thumb
SIRDAR Screwdriver (blue/purple) plastic handle thumb
SMALL & SHATTELL Small & Shattell Bread & Biscuit Machinery & Bake House utensils of all kinds. thumb
STANDENT Specialist drifts, awl thumb
STANLEY E & F. Stanley Pty Ltd Router bits & Cutters thumb
STRIPIT Electric paint stripper thumb
SUNSHINE John H. Brown Builder's Plumb Bob Stand thumb
THOMAS COOK Thomas Cook Brass Plumb Bob 8 ounce 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.