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Older Queries

Older Queries

This section contains all the queries posted on the old website up to May 2020. There is a vast store of information here so please browse and make use of the search facility to find out more.  

Paul Sillitoe would be grateful for  help to  identify this  object which is some form of hand tool.

Philippa Harvey has a friend who would like to know what this tool is.

Ted Coles has a query about his old tool chest.

Bernard Drage asks whether any  member can throw any light on this early Elwell axe head, which he has re-hafted and renovated.

An interesting exchange on Facebook which may be of wider interest to TATHS members


Following a recent visit  to the hard working volunteers at Gunton Hall Water Saw Mill, Mike  Swann  is trying to identify some  brass bars he has acquired.

A Query from one of our new members, John Weston

While clearing out possessions of my late mother-in-laws estate I came across an interesting antique/vintage hand tool.

Yuyang,  an intern in Brent Museum and Archive in London has asked for our help to identify a wooden “something” found in the store of their learning room.


I wonder if you can help with a query about old woodworking tools. My son has asked me to try to put a date to two all-steel chisels found on an old estate. I have taken the liberty of attaching a photograph. I have searched high and low on the Web, but have been unable to find anything similar.

John Bates hopes that TATHS may be able to help the Traditional Tools Group  in Sydney with an unusual micrometer.

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