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He does have a hex to square adaptor which was an unusual fine. 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.

The pictures below give some idea of the type and range of tools for which Britool were famous when they were in Wolverhampton. The advert, left, dates from Your name or email address: Below are two more pages from the same catalogue.

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It seems that Jenks Brothers rented one half bay at the works and Britool rented nine and a half bays, suggesting brritool, whatever the company arrangements, the operations were run separately.

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

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. The advert only hints at the range of tools.

The Britool trade name is already being used but Britospan, a name that now seems to be out of use, is also mentioned.

No use birtool me. 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. British Tool cataloggue Engineering Co.


cataloue I’ve been though my stash of “random things from clearouts” and that was all the Britool I could find. This Britool advertising mug was kindly lent to us. In addition to the tools themselves, and the red steel cases in which they were housed, Britool had to provide point of sale displays. An aerial perspective sketch of the new works in Bushbury.

In their own entry in the Wolverhampton Official Handbook for Britool say that “Britool Limited was incorporated in Wolverhampton in “. Hey winchman are these any use to you or winchboy?

On the left the cover of the catalogue for and, on the right, a display board of tools from that catalogue. But the Curator would know nothing about that. The factory in Owen Road as it is today, under different ownership. He also has his eye on a Hex drive britol any idea how old that would be?

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Specifically the chap below actually has catalogues. This is the problem with collecting you get nothing for months then a load britokl 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 with sockets he now has a Tool chest and catapogue fair few big spanners. After Britool left others occupied the works including, according to local informants, a lavatory paper maker. There was a hex drive set at the steel works garage catalotue i was an apprentice 55years ago and it wasn’t used as the square drive had super ceded it then.

In the works are empty and largely demolished. If the latter was the case then it may be that it was Jenks Brothers who cataligue up this company, it being recorded that, beforeBritool was a subsidiary of Jenks Brothers.

It has been suggested to the Curator that the message may contain a caalogue entendre. Neills claimed to be one of the largest tool manufacturing organisations in the world. I wonder what history is behind King Dick tools? Fourth Avenue runs along the front of the factory at the bottom of the picture.

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?


I’ll keep an eye out for any older Britool stuff in the future though. Yes, my password is: On the left, the cover of a catalogue from The Britool Factory in Owen Road, from an advertisement of No, create an account now.

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An advert from Here are two examples, from the catalogue, showing “merchandisers”. In Shaw’s took over the old Clyno factory in Bushbury, taking with them to the new premises Jenks Brothers and Britool.

When they were founded the company was called the British Tool and Engineering Co. The whole island site is being prepared for redevelopment. I still have a hex short extention as a drift In fact they produced an enormous range of tools, mainly spanners or wrenches. However there is some indication that the Jenks family had by then got control of Shaws, which they then used as their lead company.

Do you already have an account? In the same entry Britool claim that “after pioneering the first full range of bihexagon ring and socket wrenches to be produced and marketed in England, the company rapidly gained a reputation for the manufacture of high quality engineers hand tools”.

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.

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General Metal and Holloware. In Britool were taken over by James Neill and therefore became “a member of the James Neill group of companies”.

The works photographed in So any ideas how we can produce the alloy badge?