In 1843, Frederick Stanley, started a small shop in New Britain, USA, to manufacture bolts, hinges, and other hardware from wrought iron. Among the early settlers in Moorabbin Shire were blacksmiths who made tools for the other settlers who were establishing the homes, market gardens, farms, orchards and various businesses. Early settlers were self reliant and repaired their own equipment for kitchen,dairy, farm, horses, carts using various tools . As manufacturing developed late 19thC high quality tools were imported from UK, USA and Europe
These set squares are typical of the type used by early settlers in Moorabbin Shire c1900
2x Steel Set Squares a) 15cm (6") with wood handle b) 19cm (7") with a slotted steel handle.
a) STANLEY Pat 12-29-96
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