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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 - 67 of 67

Order by:  Mark Maker State Date Added
Mark Maker Products Image
W & B Warren and Brown Pty Ltd Brake/clutch lining drill, parallel reamer, automotive tools, hones, mic's thumb
W & G White & Gillespie Scale rules, slide rules, navigational thingo thumb
W.H.L William Hunt Level Pty Limited No 160 level "sights" thumb
WAHCO Wahco 1" hollow auger (parallel side) thumb
WALKER Walker Products Plastering float thumb
WALLABY Trewhalla Bros Pty Ltd Lifting Jacks, single and double purchase thumb
WARATAH Rylands Brothers (Australia) Pty Ltd Hand tools and instruments thumb
WARD Ward Bros Chip carving knife thumb
WATERFORD Set of 6 tube spanners, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 3/4 SAE, all 2" long thumb
WATKINSON Herbert Edward Watkinson Adjustable spokeshave plane thumb
WATSON W.Watson & Sons 6" Brass parallel-roller rule, brass protractor thumb
WATT TOOLS James Watt Tools Nail punch, set pin punches in box thumb
WATTWELL E.W.Wattell 3" Machine Vice thumb
WATTYL Paint tin opener thumb
WAY A.G.Way & Co Pty Ltd Soldering Irons thumb
WEBBCO logo George Webb Last Co Pty Ltd Lasts for the manufacture of shoes and boots thumb
WEHNER, Jos. Wehner & Co. Hollow moulding planes thumb
WEISNER T.F.Wiesner Parallel/roller rule thumb
WELDMASTER Dixbro Ltd Welders wire brush thumb
WELDON logo W.H.Wells Pty Ltd Hand tools and instruments, dressers - emery wheel thumb
WELLAND VALE Panel saw thumb
WELLING & CROSSLEY Brick making machine thumb
WELLS Frank Wells Pty Ltd Dressers - emery wheel thumb
WESCO R.J.Jeffries Pty Ltd Oil can thumb
WESCO Wescott Hazell & Co Limited Hand tools and instruments thumb
WESTEELS Westeels Industries Ltd Hand tools and instruments thumb
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN Western Australian Brushware Co Ltd Wire Brushes thumb
WHALE Turner Industries Ltd Tape Measures thumb
WHISTLEWOOD Sliding bevel, dividers, marking gauge, angle dividers thumb
WHITE & GILLESPIE White & Gillespie Pty Ltd RAAF Ident No G6B / 145 Navigational thingo Drawing Instruments thumb
WHITTINGSLOWE Whittingslowe Engineering Limited Block plane, machette, razor blade paint scraper, penknives, range of kitchen gadgets - many Pats thumb
WIBROC Wibroc Mfg Co Flaring tools - for copper tube, Plotter field Mk IV (artillary ranging device)? thumb
WICKPEN Instant Industries P/L Melbourne Metal cased felt tip marking pen thumb
WILES Wiles Mfg Co Ltd Plumbers footprints 9" & 12" thumb
WILKINSON Wilkinson & Co Ltd 9" Drawknife thumb
WILLIAM HUNT LEVEL William Hunt Level Pty Ltd Wood levels - large range sizes, extruded alloy levels, line level in box, clamp on sights thumb
WILLIAMS Williams Shoemakers - sole stamp - small size thumb
WILLIAMS Cyclone Forgings Pty Ltd 8" adjustable spanner with locking device thumb
WILLIAMS Siddon Industries Ltd Mechanics wrenches thumb
Williams & Co Williams & Co Entrenching mattock, dated 1916 thumb
WILLIS W. Willis & Co Ear Marking Pliers (clover leaf + other patterns), name stamps thumb
WILLIS 1 W. Willis & Co Ear marking pliers, name stamps thumb
WILLIS 2 Willis Industrial Supplies Pty Ltd Standard levelling instument thumb
WILMO Castrator also marked Monsanto thumb
WILTSHIRE Whiltshire File Co. Pty Ltd Files and other tools including kitchen knives and BBQ tools. (Had shareholding by Nicholas File Co. of Canada as well as original holding of McPherson's Pty. Ltd. and the Broken Hill Pty. Co. Ltd.) thumb
WILTSHIRE Wiltshire File Company Pty Ltd Files, rasps thumb
Wimble Wimble Ltd Australia & New Zealand Brass rule thumb
WINDMILL Cameron Miller Infill planes, gauges etc etc thumb
WINDSOR Windsor Machine Co Ltd Files, filing guides, sharpeners, grinders, etc File - all metal handled thumb
WING Wing Gauge & Instrument Co Tool, die & gauge designers & manufacturers thumb
WISLEY The Wisley Company Wood levels, rules, glaziers laths, tailors & T squares, scales, thumb
Wm HUNT LEVEL WHL William Hunt Level Pty Ltd Wood & aluminum levels, aluminium line level, clamp on sights, brickies plumb thumb
WOLFE H.S.G.Wolfe Machine vices thumb
WOLSELEY Screwdriver - palm shearing plant thumb
WOOD C.Wood Maker Wood-complex moulding plane, redgum-wood spar plane thumb
WOODHEAD Woodhead Floor cramps, "tortoise" type floor clamps thumb
WOODLAND Dureau Tool Products Wood mitre box, wood concretors float thumb
WOODLAND Woodland Woodworks Pty Ltd Plasters floats, mitre box thumb
WOODSTOCK Woodstock Products Blockplanes, routers, spokeshaves thumb
WOODWARE Waratah Industries Wood mitre box thumb
WOOLLEY T & M Woolley Fillister, hand rail, matching, torus bead wood planes thumb
WOOMERA W & G No 9412W - white and yellow versions rules thumb
WOON Louey Woon Wooden planes - chinese style thumb
WUNDACUT Wiltshire File Company Pty Ltd File thumb
WUNDERGRIND Plane iron and chisel sharpener - aluminium oilstone box thumb
WYLD Reliance Brush Works (H.J.Wyld) Brushes thumb
WYLIE W.H.Wylie & Co Loc - Jaw wrenches, ratchet braces 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.