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H V McKay, Sunshine
Mark
Maker
State
Items Seen or Listing seen
Apollo
British Tube Mills (Aust) P/L Lower North Rd, Kilburn, S.A. (AMD 1947-8)
SA
Tube / Box Spanners, Spanner Sets, Spanners
Arnold
 
 
Variety of spanners for spray equipment
Austaloy
 
 
Spanners, Sockets, Socket Crank
Barger
Barger, William Gabriel Soho Foundry, and Disc Cultivator Factory, Franklin St W Melbourne, later implement maker in Hawk St W Melb. Listed from 1899 - 1931
Vic
Large O/E and an S spanners sighted
 
Beck & Coram, 142-146 Errol St, Nth Melbourne
Vic
Cycle Spanners
Besta
 
 
bicycle block spanner
Black & Decker
Black & Decker
Vic
Ring spanner for their equipment
Boomerang
 
 
O/E spanners - marked with boomerang word or symbol
Buncle, John & Son
Buncle, John & Son Ltd, 17-21 Wreckyn St, Nth Melb, Vic
Vic
O/E Spanners, cast iron
Carford Castors
Carford Castors
NSW
double O/E spanner, diecast (1/2 & 7/16)
Christensen
Christensen Diamond Products (associated with Atlas Copco)
 
 
CIG
Commonwealth Industrial Gases
 
Spanners for welding gear
Cliff & Bunting
Cliff & Bunting
Vic
Dogbone spanner, also Cast Iron SOE marked C & B – might be theirs
Clipsal
Gerard Industries P/L
 
Pressed steel ring spanners and Cone spanners for bikes,
Clyde
Clyde Engineering
NSW
Malleable iron MOE marked Clyde Engineering
Clyde
Clyde Implements - (Agricultural Machinery P/L - 72 Maitland Rd, Islington, 2N, NSW) - 1965
NSW
Mal iron DOE marked Clyde / 43
Comweld
 
 
Spanners for welding gear
Cooper
 
Vic
C Spanner for shearing equipment
Coxhead
Coxhead Industrial Engineering Co
Vic
Spanners for their automotive equiupment - Tappet adjusters, brake adjusting spanners etc
Cyclone
Cyclone Forgings P/L
Vic
Gripmaster O/E Spanners, Chain Wrench, Cyclone Open Enders, Shifters
CONNOLLY
Connolly, James, P/L, 43-49 Mountain St, Sydney, NSW
NSW
Connolly Shifter marked Connolly Sydney. Forged and plate spanners, mostly DOE
Connolly / Southerncross
Connolly, James, P/L, 43-49 Mountain St, Sydney, NSW
NSW
Small Plate spanner marked with both
Daniel Forge
Daniel Forge Co
Vic
Automotive tools, spanners, socket sets, many made in Japan
Dowidat Australia
Dowidat Australia
 
O/E Spanners, 14 Stillsons, shifters
Dufor
Duly & Hansford
NSW
Ratchet Wrench, Socket Sets, Ring & Open Ended Spanners
Durham
Durham
 
Dogbone Bike Spanner - Diecast
Equip GMH
Equip GMH – Holden Motor Co
Vic
Large range of spanners marked with either Equip, GMH or both
Fairfax (AFE)
Fairfax, A.W, P/L Paramatta & Lucas Rds, Burwood, NSW
NSW
O/E Spanners, block spanners, spanner sets. AFE mark seen also on other brands such as Raglan
Fastgrip
Fastgrip
NSW
Swivel headed Adjustable wrench (see MEM)
Fern
refer Plumb
NSW
O/E spanners marked Plumb or Fern, with fern symbol, or both
Furphy
Furphy, Shepparton
Vic
Cast iron agricultural spanner
Gecko
Gecko
 
Like a King Dick F spanner - marked GHECKO AUST on the stem
Gee-Jay
George H Sample & Son
Vic
Tube spanners, spark plug spanners, multi sump plug wrench (bronze)
Clipsal
Gerard Industries P/L
SA
Clipsal Cycle Spanners & Hills TV antenna spanner
Gibbins
Gibbins & Co
Vic
Gibbins Farm Implement Co L, Cowper St, Footscray, Victoria - large spanner
Gregsteel, GSP, Gergory Steel Products
Gregory Steel Products P/L 25 Johnston St, Collingwood, Vic
Vic
Also Gregsteel and GSP - O/E Spanners, S Spanners large variety of sizes, metric, Whitworth and SAE
Gripmaster
Ref Cyclone
Vic
ref Cyclone - Gripmaster O/E Spanners, Cyclone Chain Wrench
Harvey, Daniel
Daniel Harvey, Box Hill Melb
Vic
Implement Spanners - Cast Iron
 
Healing
 
Bicycle block spanner
Hendersons
Hendersons Federal Spring Works P/L, Alfred St, Nth Melb, Vic, also O’Riordan St, Alexandria, NSW
Vic & NSW
O/E spanners
Hercules
WH Wylie & Co
SA
Lock Grip Pliers, Socket Set
HFSW
Ref Hendersons
Vic & NSW
O/E spanners
Hicks

Thomas H Hicks NSW Multi O/E spanner

Hills
Ref Gerard Industries
SA
Pressed steel ring spanners, made for Hills Antennae Div. by Gerard Industries (Clipsal)
Howie
Thomas Howie Footscray
Vic
Large O/E plough spanner
IH
International Harvester Corporation Dandenong, Geelong & Pt Melbourne
Vic
AP prefix used on Australian made tools & parts. Malleable Iron Farm spanners, Auto wrenches, forged spanners and wrenches
IHC
IHC
Vic
refer International Harvester
Jones, AG
Jones, AG
Vic
Large S shaped blacksmith forged spanner marked AG Jones, Maker, Maldon
Keesteel
Keech Castings Pty Ltd
NSW
Multigrips and tinsnips
 
K L Bulldog
Vic
Kelly & Lewis Bulldog Tractor - spanners and wrenches
KLG
KLG
 
Automotive tools - Spark Plug wrench seen.
Lennon, H(ugn)
Hugh Lennon Plow & Machine Co, Spotswood - plant, Office in Melbourne
Vic
Agricultural spanners
Lightning
Lightning Fruit Grader Co (1930's), Lightning Implements (1958), Lightning Industrial Products (1965)- all of Brunswick, Vic
Vic
Agricultural spanners
Litchfield
Litchfield Engineering Pty Ltd
SA
Range of and spanners automotive special tools
Lock
Lock Tool Co of Australia Pty Ltd
Vic
Pipe Wrench in a range of sizes, also lathe post spanners / keys
Macson
McPhersons
Vic +
O/E Spanners
Malco
Malleable Castings PL, Marrickville
NSW
Bung wrench and other spanners and wrenches
McKay, Hugh V HVK
McKay, HV, later Mckay Massey Harris
Vic +
Machinery Spanners, Implement Spanners, straight & twist wire handled monkey wrench, auto wrenches etc
 
Marsden Products P/L, 33 Macquarie Pl, Sydney, NSW
NSW
Spanners
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Massey-Harris
Vic
Massey-Harris - initially independant, later in partnership with H V McKay, later took over McKay. Many spanners and wrenches for implements and tractors
May Bros
May Brothers
SA
Farm Spanners
 
Meco
 
Automotive Tools
M E M
Metal Equipment Manufacturers
NSW
Multigrips, Shifters, swivel head adjustable
 
Metal Specialties Co, 8-10 dick St, Chippendale, NSW
 
Spanner Sets
Mintern
Mintern Products Pty Ltd
Vic
Implement Spanner
Moffat Virtue
Moffat Virtue
NSW
Made stationary engines and shearing gear - spanner for shearing gear seen
Murrumburrah
Murrumburrah
NSW
S spanner - blacksmith made - possibly from the town or station of that name in NSW. Feedback invited.
NSWGR
New South Wales Government Railways
NSW
Adjustable railway wrench, cast iron
NSWTD
New South Wales Transit or Transport Department
NSW
New South Wales Transport Department - large range of forged spanners and wrenches.
Paulcall
Paul's Pty Ltd (merchants)
NSW
Drain Plug Wrench
Perry Geelong
Perry Geelong
Vic
Implement Spanner
Plumb (& Fern)
Plumb (Aust P/L, Alexandria)/ Fern
NSW
O/E spanners marked Plumb or Fern, with fern symbol, or both
Pope
Pope Products Ltd, Charles Rd, Beverley, SA
SA
O/E Spanner sets- SAE, W, (several variations), Magneto Spanner sets, spanner for sprinklers, mower wrench
Qualcast
Qualcast
Vic
Mower Maker (and importer) - Cast and Flat spanners
Raglan Handcuff Wrench
Raglan Handcuff Wrench
NSW
2 sizes of Pipe Wrench, variety of designs & markings
Rega
Rega Pty Ltd
NSW
Made al sorts of spray equipment and Oil cans - also an implement spanner
Repco
Repco Limited
Vic
Automotive tools and spanners
Robilt
Robilt
 
Drain Plug Wrench similar to Paulcall (Robilt made lapidiary equipment)
Rover
Rover
 
Rover Mower wrench - diecast
 
Sample Engineering Co, P/L, Ricketty St, Mascot, NSW
NSW
Spanners
Samson
Samson
 
Flat Spanner - similar to Pope - spray painting gear, also Forged, like Gregsteel
Scott Bonnar
Scott Bonnar
 
Diecast Mower Wrench
Shearer
Shearer, David
SA
Farm Implement spanners
Shearer
Shearer, John
SA
Farm Implement spanners
Sher (later Skil-Sher)
Sher
 
O/E spanners for small power tools (see also William Peter Sher for more company history)
Sidchrome
Siddons Drop Forgings
Vic
Full range of mechanics tools (many variations in markings)
Siddons Drop Forgings
Siddons Drop Forgings P/L, 77a Spensley St, Clifton Hill, Vic
Vic
refer Si
SID <DSF> CHROME
Siddons Drop Forgings
Vic
refer Sidchrome
Simpson & Son Adelaide
A. Simpson & Son (Pope)
SA
Simpson & Sons, Adelaide – tank or bed type spanner
Sliden
Sliden
NSW
Made domestic sliding door fittings (Sydney) simple pressed steel spanner
Southerncross
Southerncross
Qld
Windmills & Stationary Engines spanners for sameref Connolly - O/E Spanner
Springs (Melb)
thought to be Henderson's Springs
Vic
Forged O/E spanners
SRANSW
Stare Rail Auth, NSW
NSW
old type adjustable cast iron monkey wrench -, well made
Stewart (A)
Stewart, Alfred, P/L 183 Abbotsford St, Nth Melb, Vic
Vic
Spanner sets, spanners, thread tap sets
Sunshine
Sunshine (Harvester)
Vic
Implement spanners and F wrenches, folding military wire cutters
Terrier
Terrier, Lithgow
NSW
range of drop forged O/E spanners, in SAE and Whitworth
T R & Co
Robinson, Thomas & Co
Vic
Thomas Robinson & Co - Farm Implements (long history in Melbourne)
Trebble R / Melbourne
Trebble R / Melbourne
Vic
Identical to Mintern 3 type.
TRy's
Tasmanian Railways
Tas
Range of forged spanners
Victa
Victa Motor Mowers
NSW
Mower wrench, diecast, tube spanner
Villiers
Villiers engines
 
Mostly spark plug spanners for mowers & engines
 
U.E. Industries Ltd, 57 Hunter St, Wickham, NSW
NSW
Spanners
V R, V^R
Victorian Railways
Vic
Range of drop forged and cast spanners and wrenches
W & B
Warren & Brown
Vic
Automotive tools, hones, mic's
Wiles
Wiles Mfg Co Ltd
SA
Plumbers Footprints - SA agricultural machinery & implement manufacturers
Wylie, WH
W.H.Wylie & Co
SA
Hercules lock grips - several configurations
Zircalloy
Zircalloy (SFL) Lithgow
NSW
Shifters and O/E, Combo etc - large range of spanners

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