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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 - 85 of 85

Order by:  Mark Maker State Date Added
Mark Maker Products Image
A.C.A. Archimedean drill thumb
A.D.F. Australian Drop Forging Co Pty Ltd Edge tools thumb
A.D.S. (logo) Allan Day Spring Hand tools and instruments thumb
A.F. Alex Folley Pty Ltd Drill stand thumb
A.F. (logo) A. Flavell P/L Non - cutting hand tools, metal stampings & pressings thumb
A.F.E. A.W.Fairfax Pty Ltd Bearing pullers - Duraflex Threadco thumb
A.G.K. Plumber's bossing mallets - 2 sizes thumb
A.J.S. A.J.S.Pty Ltd Wrecking bars, woodworking chisels thumb
A.R.C. made for ARC Metric wire and bar size gauge thumb
ABBEY Abbey Engineering Pty Ltd Cramps of all descriptions. 12" & 18" quick action clamps thumb
ABE Spiral pushdrill thumb
ACADEMY SAWS Paul Williams Replcemnt plane cutters in hard steels thumb
ACE ACE Marking Equipment Refillable "felt tip marking pen" thumb
ACME Acme Engineering Co Pty Ltd Drill stand, bakelite, ACME "Tudor" alloy drillstand, painted red thumb
ACORN Acorn Pressed Metal Pty Ltd Hacksaw frames, multigrip pliers, oilcans thumb
ADCOLA Electric soldering iron, small thumb
ADEPT TOOLS Robert Pearce Aluminium chamfer plane thumb
ADVANCE Advance Industries Ltd Hand tools and instruments thumb
AECO Brace, all metal thumb
AESCO Alfred Adams Engineering Supplies Co Engineers vices thumb
AGE Aust. General Electric P/L Electric soldering irons thumb
AITKEN T Aitken & Sons (merchant) Shipwrights adze, several moulding and side fillister plane thumb
AJAX Scott & Son Pty Ltd Shovels and spades thumb
AJAX Trojan Ltd Gardening tools thumb
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
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 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 WORKS Drift - heavy engineering thumb
AUSTRALASIAN STEEL Australasian Steel Products P/L Bench vices thumb
AUSTRALIA KANGAROO Trojan Pty Ltd Hand tools & implements - to many to note thumb
AUSTRALIAN ABRASIVES Australian Abrasives Pty Ltd Oilstones, sharpening stones, abrasive wheels etc thumb
AUSTRALIAN GENERAL Australian General Electric P/L Electric soldering iron 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
AUTOLOCK Stanley S Coffey Pty Ltd Roe Autolock tape rules. 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.