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He does have a hex to square adaptor which was an unusual fine. In Shaw’s took over the old Clyno factory in Bushbury, taking with them to the new premises Jenks Brothers and Britool. Yes, my password is: I’ve been though my stash of “random things from clearouts” and that was all ccatalogue Britool I could find. The works photographed in Do you already have an account?

That on the right dates from and proclaims the company to be part of the James Neill group.

Note that, although they specialise in wrenches, they already claim to make “all descriptions of small tools”. But the Curator catalogye know nothing about that. An aerial perspective catalogie of the new works in Bushbury. The Britool trade name is already being used but Britospan, a name that now seems to be out of use, is also mentioned. Below are two more pages from the same catalogue. I wonder what history is behind King Dick tools? The pictures below give some idea of the type and range of tools for which Britool were famous when they were in Wolverhampton.

RocketmanDec 5, Specifically the chap below actually has catalogues. 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.

In their own entry in the Wolverhampton Official Handbook for Britool say that “Britool Limited was incorporated in Wolverhampton in “. The advert only hints at the range of tools.


On the left the cover of the catalogue for and, on the right, a display board of tools from that catalogue. The whole island site is being prepared for redevelopment. His idea is to paint the box and try to fill it to the original spec.

The factory in Owen Road as it is today, under different ownership. Skelton in Cleveland U.

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When they were founded the company was called the British Tool and Engineering Co. It has been suggested to the Curator that the message may contain a double entendre. Thanks I will let him know, boxes are the difficult brjtool 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.

OlderisbetterDec 5, An advert from This is the problem with collecting you get nothing for months then a load all of a sudden, he is still at school and works a Zero hours contract so works up and down for him, but considering he started out britoo, sockets he now has a Tool chest and a fair few big spanners.

In Britool were taken over by James Neill and therefore became “a member of the James Neill group of companies”. Neills claimed to be one of the largest tool manufacturing organisations in the world. This Britool advertising mug was kindly lent to us. 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 he only had 3 but as far as I can see it should be 3, have to look out for him again.

In the works are empty and largely demolished.

Catxlogue 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.

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Another advertisement shows that, bythey had a brihool factory in Owen Road, which suggests either remarkably rapid expansion or that they started big with the injection of a lot of capital.


So any ideas how we can produce the alloy badge?

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There was a hex drive set at cahalogue steel works garage when i was an apprentice 55years ago and it wasn’t used as the square drive had super ceded it then. Note the prominence given to Jenks Brothers as owners. British Tool and Engineering Co. On the left, the cover of a catalogue from Well probably the best place to start is maybe get involved with this thread on cataloghe sorry it’s another forum but it’s the best I could think of to help winchman out.

Log in or Sign up. 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. The advert, left, dates from However there is some indication that the Jenks family had by then got control of Shaws, which they then used as their lead company.

Here are two examples, from the catalogue, showing “merchandisers”. The cover photo and the photo, vritool, from inside the catalogue, show examples of the socket sets for which the company was renowned.


After Britool left others occupied the works including, according to local informants, a lavatory paper maker. General Metal and Holloware. He also has his eye on a Hex drive set any idea how old that would be? In the same entry Britool claim that “after pioneering the first full range of bihexagon ring and socket wrenches to cataloue produced and marketed in England, the company rapidly gained a reputation for the manufacture of high quality engineers hand tools”.