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W H Plumb, Plumb Australia, Original Plumb, Hytest

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The history of Plumb is a complicated affair with various name changes and different entities emerging long the way. At the final stage, they changed their name to HYTEST in 1946 and this was used on their axes to differentiate the company from American Plumb axes after litigation from Lafayette Plumb.

We are still trying to unravel the accurate history, and if anyone can contribute information to that end, please make contact.

Shown below are some examples of their spanners and panel beating tools, but WH Plumb made a variety of other lines.

Pictures © Ozwrenches

Marked "PLUMB (AUST) PTY LTD

"5/8 W FORGED STEEL 3/4 W"

All in raised letters.

Pictures © Ozwrenches

Marked "PLUMB (AUST) PTY LTD

"FERN, fern pictorial TOOLS"

All in raised letters.

Picture © Ozwrenches

Marked "W H PLUMB, fern pictorial SYDNEY

" MADE IN AUSTRALIA"

All in stamped letters.

Pictures © Ozwrenches

Marked "W H PLUMB"

fern pictorial

Stamped letters and fern imprint

Picture Courtesy © D Symons

Marked "PLUMB (AUST) PTY LTD

Pictures © Ozwrenches

Marked W.H. PLUMB - SYDNEY"

Picture © Ozwrenches

Large flare nut spanners marked "ALL AUSTRALIAN"

Also marked with outline of a plumb with letters inside "WH PLUMB, 1941"

Pictures © Ozwrenches

Marked "PLUMB (AUST) PTY LTD" ON FRONT

"7/16 Fern pictorial, CHROME VANADIUM TOOLS 1/2"

Picture © Ozwrenches

Plumb made a variety of panel beating dollies, marked with the plumb outline and WH Plumb inside or just Plumb inside.