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.)

Results 1 - 135 of 135

Order by:  Mark Maker State Date Added
Mark Maker Products Image
S & T Saw with Vic Rail VR mark, Maker or supplier or what? thumb
S. S. & K. Co Circular saw blade thumb
S. SMART & HARLEY S.Smart & Harley Coopers plucker shave thumb
S.D.F Siddons Drop Forgings Range O/E spanners, motor wrench (Ford) thumb
S.E.M.E. S.E.M.E. Electric Glue Pot PS169 aluminium thumb
S.T. & G Sutton Tool & Gauge Mfg Co Taps and dies, engineers tooling thumb
S.T.G. Braemar S.T.G. Pty Ltd Grease gun thumb
SABCO South Australian Brush Co Ltd Brushes paint etc. thumb
SABRE P.P.B.Steel Products Pty Ltd Sabre multipurpose saws thumb
SAF(1) C of A - Department of Munitions SAF Knives, machetes, saws, shears, cutting pliers, slashers, sickles, scythes, pruners, furze-reap-bush-bill-fern hooks, hammer heads, picks, mattocks, hoes, wood wedges, brick hammers, hatchet, axes and adze heads, choppers, chisels, planes, plane irons, cane+hay knives, cane bills. thumb
SAF(2) Lithgow Small Arms Factory per Gyrex and Zircalloy entries thumb
SAF-LOK Lithgow Small Arms Factory Hand cuffs thumb
SAF-SHEAR Lithgow Small Arms Factory Pruning shears thumb
SAMPLE ENGINEERING Sample Engineering Co Pty Ltd Wrenches, spanners thumb
SAMPSON Samson Spray Equipment Pty Limited All types of air equipment, spray guns, spanner used with spray gun thumb
SAVAGE W.Savage & Co Pty Ltd Shovels and Spades thumb
SAVAGE London Pattern Screwdriver, Beech handle - poor merchant stamp thumb
Savage, G T Presume Savage London pattern screwdriver, beech handle - it may be a merchant's mark. thumb
SAVCO Savco Pest and Weed Control Poison Axe thumb
SAVE EDGE Wiltshire File Company Pty Ltd File thumb
SAWMASTER Nelson & Co Pty Ltd Hand saws thumb
SAXON Saxon Engineering & Metal Co Pty Ltd T bar and sash cramps thumb
SCHRADER Schrader Car tyre valve tool, tyre pressure gauges thumb
SCHULTZ & HILL Schultz & Hill Slip joint pliers, Aust Pat no thumb
SCOTT & SON Scott and Sons Pty Ltd Shovels and Spades, wedges thumb
SCOTT BONNAR Mower wrenchs - diecast & sheet metal thumb
SCREWMASTER Cyclone Forgings Pty Ltd Screwdrivers thumb
SEBCO Patience & Nicholson Pty Ltd Percussion drills, hammer twist drills, star drills, hand chucks thumb
SELECT-PLANER Distributed by Majestic Products Ltd Razor blade small diecast plane, adjustable hobby vice, all purpose sharpener thumb
SELFORD The Selford Co Drawknife thumb
SEPCO Specialised Engineering ProductsCo Milling cutters, reamers, broaches, slitting saws etc thumb
SERALOCK Tool Equipment Co Pty Ltd Metal cutting tools thumb
SERAWEDGE Tool Equipment Co Pty Ltd Metal cutting tools thumb
SERVEX Australian Indicators Pty Ltd Range of aftermarket motor mechanic's tools and fixtures - Cylinder (pressure) Gauge etc thumb
SERVEX ELECTICAL Servex Electrical Co Pty Ltd Electric Soldering Irons thumb
SERVICE Keech Castings Pty Ltd Claw and ballpien hammers thumb
SERVICE Service Rule School rule - metric & imp thumb
SHAMANCO P.S.Sharman & Co No 340 mini plow cp and painted, blockplane, 'G'clamps, forge blower thumb
SHAW John Shaw Pty Ltd 2" & 2 3/8" plane blade, HSS tip bronzed to main body of blade thumb
SHEARCUT Nolan Shannon & Co Secateurs thumb
SHEARER David Dhearer Farm Implement spanners thumb
SHEARER John Shearer & Sons Limited Farm Implement spanners thumb
SHER Sher Power Tools Pty Ltd Implement spanner - pressed steel, galvanised o / e, Series elec hand tools & Accessories. A profile of Peter Sher is available here thumb
SHETACK G.P.Embelton & Co (Aus Agent) The "Shetack" Saw sheet hacksaw frame thumb
SID CHROME, also DSF and EGV Siddons Drop Forgings Sidchrome - spanners thumb
SID-ALLOY Siddons Industries Limited Spanners, wrenches and other tools thumb
SID-CHROME Siddons Industries Limited Sidchrome - Open end and ring spanners thumb
SIDCHROME The Stanley Works Pty Ltd Mechanics tools (acquired from Siddons Industries Ltd 1991) thumb
SIDCHROME PROTO The Stanley Works Pty Ltd Mechanics tools thumb
SIDCHROME SABRE (SABER) Siddons Ramset Limited Sidchrome - Hand tools of all kinds in this class thumb
SIDCHROMETRIC Siddons Industries Ltd All goods Class 8 Trade mark imfo thumb
SIDCO R.Siddons Proprietary Limited Locks, including padlocks thumb
SIDDONS Siddons Industries Limited Spanners, wrenches and other tools thumb
SIDDONS DROP FORGINGS Siddons Drop Forgings Ltd Sidchrome - Metal goods not included in other classes 93944 class 13 thumb
SIDDONS POWER GRIP Siddons Industries Limited Sidchrome Tools thumb
SIDDONS PRO LINE Siddons Industries Limited Sidchrome Tools thumb
SIDDONS DROP FORGINGS Siddons Drop Forgings Pty Ltd Spanners, wrenches and other tools thumb
SIDDONS LOCK & TOOL Siddons Lock and Tool Co Adjustable shifters, Locks thumb
SIDES & SKINNER Sides & Skinner (Aust) Pruning shears. Hacksaw frames thumb
SIDLOCK Siddons Distributors Pty Ltd Mortice latches, door & cabinet catches and similar builders hardware thumb
SIDMASTER Siddons, John Royston Hand tools and instruments particularly industrial stapling appliances thumb
SILEX Howard F Hudson Pty Ltd (merchant) Drills & braces, squares/bevels, marking gauges, etc thumb
SILVER KING King Saw Manufacturing Pty Limited Saws, circular and band thumb
SIMMONDS AEROCESSORIES Simmonds Aerocessories Pty Ltd Block plane, S548 plane, S504 Compass, flat file (Aus Pat 144430), several other thumb
SIMPSON A. Simpson & Son Limited Cast spanner - bed type thumb
SIRDAR Screwdriver (blue/purple) plastic handle thumb
SIRIUS E. Esdaile & Sons Drawing instruments, survey instruments thumb
SKATE J.H.Skate Patentee and Maker The "Skate" Shearing and Punching Machines (metal) thumb
SKIL Skil Australia Pty Ltd Electric Hand tools, spanners for thumb
SKINNER'S Cyclone Co of Australia Limited Hand tools and implements, spades, shovels, crow-bars and hammers thumb
SKIPPER SAW Skipper Saw Company Pty Limited All classes of saws, circular saws thumb
SLASH Besser (Qld) Limited Spotted gum hammer & hatchet handle thumb
SLIDEN Sliden Products Simple pressed steel spanner for door furniture thumb
SMALL & SHATTELL Small & Shattell Bread & Biscuit Machinery & Bake House utensils of all kinds. thumb
SMELLIE Grinding Wheel - Stand / wet sandstone thumb
SMITH B.Smith & Sons Boxwood 12" scale rule thumb
SMITH S.C.Smith School type plywood protractor-geometry angles thumb
SMITH A. Smith Caulking chisel thumb
SMITH & BATE Smith and Bates (Aust) Shave hooks, paperhangers tools thumb
SNEDDONS KNOCK ABOUT Steve Sneddon Axes thumb
SOMERS Somers Made in Australia Cylinder Deglazing Hone - Model A 34 - 2" to 4 1/2" thumb
SOMMERS H. Sommers Caulking chisel thumb
SOUTHERN CROSS Toowoomba Foundry Pty Ltd Blowpipes, edgetools and implements thumb
SOUTHERN CROSS Connolly 1/8 x 3/16 o/e spanners also marked Connolly thumb
SPARKS Hand / Bench Grinder thumb
SPEAR & JACKSON Spear & Jackson Australia Plastic garden rake thumb
SPEEDLINE Kempthorne Hand cranked grinder thumb
SPEEDSCREW Bentley Mfg. Co. Floor cramps thumb
SPRINGS Henderson Springs ?? Double o / e spanner thumb
SPRINGS Henderson's Federal Spring Works Double o / e spanners assorted sizes thumb
SPRINGVALE MANUF. Springvale Manufacturing Co Pty Ltd Saw sharpening vice thumb
SPRINGVALE SAW Springvale Saw Co Saw sharpening vice thumb
SPURWAY Spurway Industries Pty Ltd SR1 pop rivitor, ST 10 blind rivet plier, thumb
SRANSW State Rail Authority of NSW Old type adjustable (Monkey) Wrench - well made thumb
STAEDTLER Lead pencil thumb
STANDARD Willis Industrial Supplies Pty Ltd Standard levelling instument thumb
STANDARD SURGICAL Standard Surgical & Dental Pliers thumb
STANDENT Specialist drifts, awl thumb
STANDFAST Thomas Buddin Pty Ltd Standfast Rotary D-Scaler, 5" rubber sanding disc (Patent Pending) thumb
STANLEY The Stanley Works Pty Ltd Per catalogues etc thumb
STANLEY E & F. Stanley Pty Ltd Router bits & Cutters thumb
STANLEY - TITAN Stanley-Titan Pty Ltd Per Catalogues etc thumb
STANLEY TITAN BHP/STANLEY USA Chisels, augers and other tools (acquired by The Stanley Works Pty Ltd 1971) thumb
STAR Cyril A. Pryke Pty Ltd Bakelite file handle, also reddish acrlic thumb
STATIONERY ENTERPRISES Stationery Enterprises Ink marking pen - refillable aluminium pen with screw on aluminium cap thumb
STERLING Turner Industries Ltd Tapes - measuring thumb
STERLING Sterling Steel Products Pty Ltd Kitchen, shoemakers knife thumb
STERLING John Perry Pty Ltd Hammer handle - hickory thumb
STEWART Alfred Stewart Pty Ltd Tap Wrenches, drill and tap stands, socket spanners thumb
STEWART G.E.Stewart Pty Ltd Spiral ratchet screwdrivers, coping saw, spiral ratchet No 100 thumb
STEWART HANDYWORKER Cooper Engineering Combination multiple vices, anvil, grinder etc thumb
STOCKBRANDS Lithgow Small Arms Factory Animal ear punches thumb
STOKES Stokes & Sons Pty Ltd Metal name stamps thumb
STRATTON E.Stratton & Sons Tongs thumb
STRIPIT Electric paint stripper thumb
SULCO Sulco PtyLtd Corner clamp (any angle up to 180 degs) thumb
SUNSHINE Massey-Ferguson (Australia) Limited Wrenches, spanners, knife & tool Sharpeners, hand tools thumb
SUNSHINE Massey Harris Spanners and "F" wrenches, folding military wire cutters, elecrician / general pliers few sizes thumb
SUNSHINE H. V. McKay 1943 wirecutters D^D, motor wrench D^D thumb
SUNSHINE Massey Harris Ferguson Spanners for tractors thumb
SUNSHINE Massey-Ferguson (Australia)Limited Wrenches, spanners, knife & tool sharpeners, hand tools, General purpose pliers thumb
SUNSHINE John H. Brown Builder's Plumb Bob Stand thumb
SUPER METRO PRODUCTS Super Metro Products Breast drills, hand drills, drill chucks thumb
SUPER SLASH Kruger division of Besser (Qld) Limited Hatchet, 380 mm 01-015 thumb
SUPER-CUT Supercut Saw & Knife Co Pty Ltd Circular Saw Bledes thumb
SUPERB No 1 John Perry Pty Ltd Claw hammer handle thumb
SUPERCRAFT Knock & Kirby (merchant) Far to many to list, see trade mark detail thumb
SUPERIOR Tomlinson Electric & Ltd Electric soldering iron thumb
SUPERKUT Keech Castings Pty Ltd Axes assorted thumb
SURFORM Simmons Aerocessories Pty Ltd Blockplane, plane, compass, flat file etc. (acquired By Stanley Tools UK 1956) thumb
SURFORM The Stanley Works Pty Ltd Blockplane, plane, compass, flat file etc. (acquired By Stanley Tools UK 1956) thumb
SURGICAL SUPPLIES Surgical Supplies Ltd Cattle ear punch thumb
SUTTON Sutton Tool & Gauge Manufacturing Co. Per catalogues etc, drills, reamers, etc. (Established 1917 and name changed to Sutton Tools in 1971. In 2001 Sutton Tools acquire Patience & Nicholson (P&N), Frost became part of the Sutton group with the acquisition of P&N.) thumb
SWIFTSURE Swiftsure Made in Australia Cold Chisel thumb
SWINERTON Commando dagger 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.