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amberley hall 1The Tools and Trades History Society is an educational charity, whose aim is to further the knowledge and understanding of hand tools and the trades in which they were used.


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It is always good to hear news from tool societies in other parts of the world and the regular edition of "Benchmark" from the  Hand Tool Preservation Society of Western Australia is always worth a read. This month's edition has a fascinating article by Robin Hicks on making a schooner mast. Go look!

Worth a further look at the December edition of Benchmark, the journal of the Hand Tool Preservation Society Of Western Australia. This reports finding a European  Cooper's Croze, dated to 1795 by the decorations.  Wow! 

Then there are the gold plated  Locking Pliers celebrating 70 years of the Peterson Manufacuring Company............ 

Benchmark December 2019 


This is an extremely comprehensive and well researched book and we think it would be well worth putting onto the website to advertise to TATHS members.

The book charts the development of iron screws as fixing devices from the earliest times to the end of the 19th century.

4th edition of British Planemakers


The long awaited 4th edition of British Planemakers is due for release on 1 February 2020.

At last! After more than a year, we are able to publish GDPR compliant membership lists.  Go to Membership Lists on the Members only page.