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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.

National Trust logoThomas Sydney Caine Tool Collection

Thomas Caine was a tradesman and wide-ranging collector, particularly of tools.

The Thomas Sydney Caine Tool Collection comprises an extensive collection of quality tools that Thomas Caine left to the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) in 1968.  This Collection remains in the ownership of the National Trust and is managed by the Caine Tool Committee, who are also members of the HTPAA. public displays are frequently assembled from the Collection.

Pictured below are some of the tools from the Collection:

Members of the Caine Tool Committee meet regularly to work on the Collection. Catalogueing is not yet complete but continues while cleaning and preservation tasks are also ongoing activities.

Images by Ian Stagg ©2002

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.