Hand Tool Preservation
Association of Australia Inc

Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market

The HTPAA is not able to hold its Antique & Collectable Tool Market in the regular indoor venue due to COVID restrictions.

We have arranged to have an outdoor market on Sunday 21st March at the National Steam Centre, 1200 Ferntree Gully Rd, Scoresby. (Eastlink Freeway adjoins the Steam Centre).

This is the venue where the HTPAA hold displays during the Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club's annual Steamfest held on the March long weekend.

The Tool Market will be on a lawned area and will will run from 9am to 2.30pm.

Entry will be $5 per person.

Please see the flyer for further details including contacts and a map of the general location.

Agricultural wrenches and spanners are categorised as those produced for use on farms or in the maintenance of farm equipment.

The nature of many pieces of farm equipment was such that they often needed custom-designed tools to carry out routine adjustments and/or repairs.

In some cases the spanners needed to be quite large due to the size of the equipment they were used on. in other cases they were designed for the farmer's convenience, as often farmers had to use the tools literally out in the field so wanted the minimum numbers of essential tools and they had to be suitable for use without the aid of other workshop equipment.

Agricultural spanner are often of odd shapes to allow for use in confined spaces or because the one tool is used for more than one function.

Click on any of the images below to see the larger image and accompanying details:

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

Contact the Australian Collection Curator.