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Old Britool Catalogues

This is the problem with collecting you get brotool 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 cxtalogue sockets he now has a Tool chest and a fair few big spanners. 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.

After Britool left others occupied the works including, according to local informants, a lavatory paper britoo. The advert only hints at the range of tools. I missed trick recently at a boot sale, bloke has some Wartime Britool ring spanners Yes Britol 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.

Note the prominence given to Jenks Brothers as owners. On the left, the cover of a catalogue from 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”.

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. This Britool advertising mug was kindly lent to us. Fourth Avenue runs along the front of the factory at the bottom of the picture. 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 addition to the tools themselves, and the red steel cases in which they were housed, Britool had to provide point of sale displays. An advert from It has been suggested to the Curator that the message may contain a double entendre.

On the left the cover of the catalogue for and, on the right, a display board of tools from that catalogue. 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?

The advert, left, dates from Hey winchman are these any use to you or winchboy? Do you already have an account? Return to the list of companies. Note that, although they specialise in wrenches, they already claim to make “all descriptions of small tools”. He also has his eye on a Hex drive set any idea how old that would be?

Here are two examples, from the catalogue, showing “merchandisers”. The works photographed in When they were founded the company was called the British Tool and Engineering Co.

However there is some indication that the Jenks family had by then got control of Shaws, which they then used as their lead company. The factory in Owen Road as it is today, under different ownership.

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There was a hex drive set at the steel works garage when i was an apprentice 55years ago and it wasn’t used as the square drive had super ceded it then. Your name or email address: In Shaw’s took over the old Clyno factory in Bushbury, taking with them to the new premises Jenks Brothers and Britool.

An aerial perspective sketch of the new works in Bushbury.

General Metal and Caalogue. His idea is to paint the box and try to fill it to the original spec. But the Curator would know nothing about that. British Tool and Engineering Co. 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.

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He does have a hex to square adaptor which was an unusual fine. So any ideas how we can produce the alloy badge? Below are two more pages from the same catalogue. RocketmanDec 5, The Britool trade name is already being used but Britospan, a name that now seems to be out of use, is also mentioned.

In the works are empty and largely demolished. The cover photo and the photo, right, from birtool the catalogue, show examples of the socket sets for which the company was renowned. Skelton in Cleveland U. That on the right dates from and proclaims the company to be part of the James Neill group.

Specifically the chap below actually has catalogues. I’ve been though my stash of “random things from clearouts” and briool was all the Britool I could find. I wonder what history is behind King Dick tools? In fact they produced an enormous range of tools, mainly spanners or wrenches. RocketmanFeb 16, I’ll keep an eye out for any older Britool stuff in the future though.

It seems that Jenks Brothers rented one half bay at the works britool Britool rented nine and a half bays, suggesting that, whatever the company arrangements, the operations were run separately. Yes, my password is: OlderisbetterDec 5, In Britool were taken over by James Neill and therefore became “a member of the James Neill group of companies”.

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.

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