Hand Tool Preservation
Association of Australia Inc

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.

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

Contact the Australian Collection Curator.

Tools and Trades Day

HTPAA's Tools and Trades Day is on July 7th 2018 9.00 am to 4.30 pm at St Anthony's Parish Hall (Tool Sale location).
The 2018 Day features nine expert speakers who will discuss and demonstrate their tools in the trades of colonial cabinet making, coopering, jewelry making, harness making, the early mechanics tools, pattern making, plumbing and shipwright/sail making.
For more information see the Tool and Trade Day page.

Next Tool Sale

The next Tool Sale is on Sunday 8th July 2018 9.00 am to 12.30 pm at St Anthony's Parish Hall 164-168 Neerim Rd (corner Neerim & Grange Rds), Carnegie
Melway Ref. 68 F4 or see the map here. For more information see the Tool Sale page.

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