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.

Bergs Quality Tools

Bergs Planes were made in Australia from the late 1940s to mid 1950s in Alexandria, NSW.

Bergs were variously described as "manufacturers of woodworking tools & planes" and "manufacturers of wooden planes, carpenters tools, skis and mouldings" (Trevor Semmens - Australian Woodworking Planemakers, second ed 1998)

Click on any image to see a larger picture.


Other models such as the Coffin Smoother exist, and reports of two other different length Jack planes have been made. Pictures will be published when available.

Thanks to Rod Thomas, Ian Stagg, Ken Turner and George Radion for these pictures. Thanks also to Trevor Semmens for his introduction on Bergs.

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

Contact the Australian Collection Curator.

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.