Hand Tool Preservation
Association of Australia Inc

Hidden Treasure

An event to celebration of HTPAA's 40th anniversary featuring an exhibition of the Caine Tool Collection as well as rare tools, live trade demonstrations and lectures, a tool market and coffee and food.
Entertainment and education for all ages.

Brighton Town Hall, Saturday 22nd October 2022, 9.30am to 5pm. More details here.

Founded in 1925 as Popes Sprinkler and Irrigation Company.

The Pope trademark appeared in 1944, on hand tools such as hand drills, pliers, spanners & multigrips.

Falcon planes were released in 1946. The name was changed from Falcon to Pope in the early 1950's and it is thought they ceased production around 1955-57.

Plane numbers available nowadays suggest that there were many more Falcons made than Popes.

The corresponding model numbers are:

Falcon Planes 9" F4 F4½ F5 F5½ F6 F7 F220 Spokeshaves F151 F151R
Pope Planes   4 5 6 7 220 Spokeshaves 151 151R

Click on any image to see a larger image.

Further information on the Pope and Falcon range can be found in the extract from Rod Thomas' August 1996 article in 'The Tool Chest' History of Pope Products - Pope and Falcon Planes

Thanks to Rod Thomas and Ian Stagg.

The HTPAA welcomes any additional information, pictures and ephemera relating to these tools or any other Australian Makers.

Contact the Australian Collection Curator.

Next Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market

The next Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market is on Sunday 6th November 2022 9.00 am to 12.30 pm at The National Steam Centre, 1200 Ferntree Gully Rd, Scoresby or see the map here. For more information see the Tool Market page.