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If the latter was the case then it may be that it was Jenks Brothers who set up this company, it being recorded that, beforeBritool was a subsidiary of Jenks Brothers. General Metal and Holloware. The cover photo and the photo, right, from inside the catalogue, show examples of the socket sets for which the company was renowned.
An aerial perspective sketch of the new works in Bushbury.
Hey winchman are these any use to you or winchboy? The factory in Owen Road as it is today, under different ownership.
General Metal and Holloware
On the left, the cover of a catalogue from Fourth Avenue runs along the front of the factory at the bottom of the picture. On the left the cover of the catalogue for and, on the right, a display board of tools from that catalogue.
It has been suggested to the Curator that the message may contain a double entendre. The whole island site is being prepared for redevelopment. I wonder what history is behind King Dick tools?
In Britool were taken over by James Neill and therefore became “a member of the James Neill group of companies”. It seems bbritool Jenks Brothers rented one half bay at the works and Britool rented nine and a half bays, suggesting that, whatever the company arrangements, the operations were run separately.
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But the Curator would know nothing about that. After Britool left others occupied the works including, according to local informants, a lavatory paper maker. RocketmanFeb 16, Well probably the best place to start is maybe get involved with this thread on garagejournal sorry it’s another forum but it’s the best I could think of to help winchman out. In their own entry in the Wolverhampton Official Handbook for Britool say that “Britool Limited was incorporated in Wolverhampton in “. The pictures below give some idea of the type and range of tools for which Britool were famous when they were in Wolverhampton.
Thanks I will let him know, boxes are the difficult one He’s a bit skint too the bank of dad has just managed to buy him a ‘s Britool tool chest I will post pics tomorrow.
In the works are empty and largely demolished.
Old Britool Catalogues
In addition to the tools themselves, and the red steel cases in which they were housed, Britool had to provide point of sale displays. That on the right dates from and proclaims the company to be part of the James Neill group.
Cxtalogue claimed brigool be one of the largest tool manufacturing organisations in the world. The Britool trade name is already being used but Britospan, a name that now seems to be out of use, is also cwtalogue.
Note that, although they specialise in wrenches, they already claim to make “all descriptions of small tools”. So any ideas how we can produce the alloy badge? I missed trick recently at a boot sale, bloke has some Wartime Britool ring spanners Yes Dad paid he also had the C spanners but told me it should be a set of 4 and catslogue only had 3 but as far as I can see it should be 3, have to look out for him again.
Below are two more pages from the same catalogue. Note the prominence given to Jenks Brothers as owners. The advert, left, dates from Specifically the chap below actually has catalogues.
He also has his eye on a Hex drive set any idea how old that would be? No use to me. I did have a catalogue from them that was sent out to retailers, As i recall it had part numbers in it,I will have a look around and see if i can find it and make a.
The works photographed in The Britool Factory in Owen Road, from an advertisement of In Britool was bought by the international group Facom and, at some point, aroundmoved from Bushbury to Walsall Road, Cannock, where they still make a vast range of hand tools.
The advert only hints at the range of tools.
RocketmanDec 5, Now The Bank of Dad has bought the Big tool chest and set below Things he is looking for with little chance of finding Correct padlock for the set A tote tray like the one below this box was on Garage journal, we can only find catalogue images of his?
Your name or email cataloogue His idea is to paint the box and try to fill it to the original spec. British Tool and Engineering Co.