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The HANDI Virtual Museum
The brand that became a part of Australian history


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Welcome to the Handi Virtual Museum! Here you will find pictures, histories, links and other Handi-related content meant to delight both hard-case collectors and more casual visitors.
The Handi Works Pty Limited company was established in Brisbane in 1932. Over the next 50 years they produced camping stoves, lights, etc etc, and became a familiar brand in home and field all over the continent. As electricity gradually spread out also over the rural districts the need for kerosene-powered heating and light diminished, and sales and production were reduced until hardly more than the spare parts storage and the name remained. At this time it was almost inevitable that Handi should be discontinued like so many other Australian traditional-goods companies, except for one collector's determination. Read Albert White's story: Saving Handi

Updates:

  • 24th June 2002; It is now five months since we opened the site and more than a thousand visits have been recorded. Not bad considering the near total absense of advertising! This update includes some handy searchwords for the search engines so traffic may get a hike. More important, we add a whole bag of new content!. Ross Meadows has finetuned some of the pictures a bit. New items: the Maintenance & repair FAQ, written by Albert. A new instruction sheet: Do's and Don'ts for the Successful Operation of Petrol Appliances. A story by Albert introduces the Stories section which we hope will grow with reader's content. Previously unmentioned models in this update is the Handi Furnace & Oven. A new picture of the Handi Marine Stove And Oven has been added. There's also more new stuff on the Handi Refrigerator and the Handi Lights section has more about Light Parts. Enjoy!
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  • 1st March 2002; this site officially opens! 


 

Copyright 2002 Albert White
These pages were last updated 26.06.2002
Webdesign by Terje Johansen, Ross Mellows and Albert White

 

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