Mumme Tools

Mumme Tools started in South Australia during the Great Depression of 1936 when the late Bill Mumme began forging copper soldering irons.  This product became a required item by the Australian Department of Defence in World War Two, where it saw production significantly increase.

A short time after the war, Bill acquired some land in Somerton Park (a beach suburb in Adelaide) to build a factory to cater for increasing sales growth.

Times were tough so Bill set about building it himself.  Given the scarcity of building materials available after the war, Bill had to rely on his know-how and ingenuity to make his own bricks for the walls (a mixture of burnt Coke residue ‘Clicker’ and concrete).

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