Hand Tool Preservation
Association of Australia Inc

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

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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