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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 - 78 of 78

Order by:  Mark Maker State Date Added
Mark Maker Products Image
R & B Alloy steel 'G' clamps,(similar to Pauls - merchants) thumb
R & R Tool Co R & R Tool Co Wire Strainer - tensioner 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
R.A.C.C Robert A. Canaghan & Company Woodworking tools thumb
R.J.W.Sydney R.J.W. Various saws, coping, various ( 5 sightings) hacksaw frames, pruning hacksaw thumb
R.M.G. R.M.GIBSON Pty Ltd Spiral Drills - Patent non slip shank thumb
R.V.B. RVB Engineering Products Limited Tyre pressure gauges Car horns, pressure gauges and automotive components thumb
RACER Hytest Axe & Tool Pty Ltd Axes and hatchets thumb
RAFTAGRAF H.H.Meyers Cardboard slide wheel for roofing (with cut out section to read calculations) thumb
RAGLAN TOOL & ENG. Raglan Tool & Engineering Co High tensile handcuff wrench No 1 and No 2 thumb
RALEIGH Raleigh Engineering Co Pty Ltd Machine tools thumb
RALLOY Bingham Bros Plastics Pty Ltd Hand tools and instruments, & parts of all such goods whether made from natural or synthetic material thumb
RAMROD Ramrod Tool Co Hand tools including spanners, files, screwdrivers, punches, pliers, saws, sockets and accessories etc thumb
RAPBLO Rapid Forge Co Forge blower, hand crank thumb
RAPCO Rapid Forge Co Forge blower, hand crank thumb
RAPID B Rapid Forge Co Forge blower thumb
RAPID CUT Green Brothers & Miller Pty Ltd Engineers cutters etc thumb
RAYMOND G.N.Raymond Pty Ltd Shoe making lasts and knifes / cutters etc thumb
RED POINT Red Point Tool Co Pty Ltd thumb
REGA Rega Pty Ltd Oil cans, football inflator, sprays thumb
REGAL Turner Industries Ltd Hacksaws, screwdrivers and other tools thumb
REIDS Wire Strainer thumb
RELIANCE Nash Merchants Pty Ltd Pliers, spanners, wrenches and, hand tools and instruments thumb
RELIANCE BRUSH WORKS Reliance Brush Works (H.J.Wyld) Brushes and brooms, sweep, horse, boat, whitewash, tar & others, bellows thumb
REPCO Repco Limited Engineering and carpenters tools, hammers and wrenches thumb
REPETITION Repetition Manufacturing Co Machine Vices thumb
REX Rex Hardware Carpenters squares, braces, hand & breast drills, marking gauges thumb
REXEL L. & E. Richardson Marking gauges, draughtsmen's T squares thumb
RICHARDSON D Richardson & Sons Pty Ltd Plane blade sharpening jig thumb
RICHARDSON J.S.Richardson & Co Pty Ltd Bench & Post drills thumb
RICHMOND H.J.Richmond Level thumb
RICHMOND-logo Bowater Tutt Industries Pty Limited Hand tools including hammers and much much more per (B373780 class 8) thumb
RIDEX Ridex Engineering & Plastic Mldgs Bakelite marking gauge - Design No 26129 thumb
RIDGID G.N.Raymond Ltd Engineering Group Genuine RIDGID Reg User Pipe Tools Made In Australia thumb
RIDGID Ridgid Tool Aust. Pty Ltd Plumbers dies, cutters, wrenches etc thumb
RILEY Yatchsman's shackle key - screwdriver combination thumb
RITCH Ritch Engineering Tension Wrench thumb
RITE Rite Precision Instruments Inclinolevel, handled device to measure degree of angle thumb
RIVER LETT Aus Government Lithgow Small Arms Hand Saw thumb
ROBBINS Ross Robbins & Co Brass box hatchet marked Shell Co thumb
ROBERTSON Peter Robertson Handlamp Plumbers Lamp thumb
ROBILT Plug spanner - waste pipe I.O.s thumb
ROBINCRAFT Robincraft Electric Soldering Irons thumb
ROBINSON Diamond Engineering R2D 240V 100W electric soldering iron thumb
ROBINSON Harry E. Robinson Electric Soldering Irons thumb
ROBINSON H.E.Robinson & Sons Carpenters plane blade & chisel sharpener thumb
ROBLEY Robley Engineering Co Pty Ltd Vices thumb
RODD G & R Rodd Gauge, Go - Nogo thumb
ROE Stanley S Coffey Pty Ltd Measuring tapes & misc tools thumb
ROE Roe Measuring Tools (Aust) Pty Ltd Measuring Tapes, Long and Short, pull-push pocket, automatic power brake, Black Nylon 3ft 4 fold rule thumb
ROESZLER Bookbinders Roll 4 1/4" diameter 'leaf' pattern thumb
ROJO C.F.Rojo & Sons Pty Ltd Bench planes - own use, wooden handles for Gregsteel knives thumb
ROKSET Rokset Industries Pty Ltd Paint brush makers thumb
ROLLER RATCHET The Stanley Works Pty Ltd Forward - reverse ratchet screwdriver thumb
RONOCO Ronoco Engineering Design & Supply C thumb
ROSS & xxxx Ross & ??? Shell Oil brass head hatchet thumb
ROTA The Stanley Works Pty Ltd Pressed metal products inc Tool Boxes thumb
ROTA Sinclair & Powell Pty Ltd Pressed metal products inc tool boxes thumb
ROTA ROTA Industries Pty Ltd Pressed metal products inc Tool Boxes (acquired By The Stanley Works P/L 1990) thumb
ROTA COTA Rota Cota Pty Ltd Paint rollers thumb
ROUTLEY & WIGZELL Routley & Wigzell Electric Soldering Irons thumb
ROVER Rover mower wrench - diecast thumb
ROX Grease Gun thumb
ROYAL Turner Industries Ltd Tapes - measuring thumb
ROYAL Royal Sovereign Pencil Co (Aus--) Ltd Carpenter's pencil thumb
ROYLE R.G.Royle Sraper blade, 1 1/4" wide. handled thumb
ROYMAC O. R. Cormack Pty Ltd Hand tools and instruments thumb
RUDD J.H.Rudd & Co Pty Ltd Castrating device / pliers thumb
RUFA William J Peacock Wood mitre box, mortice gauge, marking gauge, roofing square (duralium) thumb
RULEX 1 Rulex Pty Ltd No 1106 Dressmakers square, thumb
RULEX 2 B Smith & Sons Pty Ltd Protractors, set and T squares, squares & geometry angles thumb
RULEX-TRULINE Straight wooden rules - current maker thumb
RUSHFORD S. Rushford Expanding Reamer thumb
RYAN F & T Ryan Bros 3" square leather punch thumb
RYCO W.L.Ryan Pty Ltd Ton grip wrench, valve spring depressor thumb
RYLAND Ryland Brothers (Australia) Pty Ltd thumb
RYSET F & T Ryan Bros Pty Ltd Horticultural & gardening hand tools Garden secateurs thumb
RYTRIM Secateurs 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.