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.

David Kimberley and D Kimberley & Sons are listed in Goodman* at various addresses in Birmingham from 1854 to 1906. In 1908 they were taken over by Wynn & Timmins & Co, but continued into the 1920's, later to become the Highgate Tool Co.

After 1934, the business continued as "Tools & Instruments Ltd".

The Kimberley name can be found on quality planes and a range of other tools. Items seen to date include:

  • Hammer & Tool Pad with 12 bits
  • Combination Tool
  • Dividers - 2 styles
  • Pincers No 5
  • Backsaw
  • Chisels - assorted
  • Heavy Gouge
  • Wire Gauge
  • Centre Bits
  • Pein Hammer and Strap Hammer

Considering the relative rarity of Kimberley tools, it is amazing to see just how many have made their way to Australia (with one exception).


*W L Goodman - British Planemakers from 1700, 3rd Ed, revised by Jane & Mark Rees -1993

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.