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Here we’re focusing on the life of Hawley Tool Collection, a tool and social history repository in Sheffield, UK, and the life of Ken Hawley (1927-2014). Hawley was a tool salesman who became an expert on Sheffield manufacturing and amassed an enormous collection of Sheffield-made tools, now housed at the Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield. The collection, with nearly 100,000 tools, books and related material, is well worth a visit for anyone interested in industrial development, craft or woodworking.
Welcome to the Hawley Tool Collection!
Ken Hawley Tool Collector