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Yes, my password cahalogue 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.

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 their own entry in the Wolverhampton Official Handbook brotool Britool say that “Britool Limited was incorporated in Wolverhampton in “. Here are two examples, from the catalogue, showing “merchandisers”. This is the problem with collecting you get nothing for months then a load all of a sudden, he is catalogje 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 a fair few big spanners.


This Britool advertising mug was kindly lent to us. The advert, left, dates from On the left the cover of the catalogue for and, on the right, a display board of tools from that catalogue.

Neills claimed to be one of the largest tool manufacturing organisations in the world. 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. Your name or email address: No, create an account now.


The advert only hints at the range of tools. Specifically the chap below actually has catalogues. Return to the list of companies. The works photographed in In Shaw’s took over the old Clyno factory in Bushbury, taking with them to hritool new premises Jenks Brothers and Britool.

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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? RocketmanDec 5, When they were founded the company was called the British Tool and Engineering Co. No use to me. 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?

His idea is to paint the box and try to fill it to the original spec. In fact they produced an enormous range of tools, mainly spanners or wrenches.

The cover photo and the photo, right, from inside the catalogue, show examples of the socket sets for which the company was renowned. It has been suggested to the Curator that the message may contain brigool double entendre.

Hey winchman are these any use to you or winchboy? In the works are empty and largely demolished. In Britool were taken over by James Neill and therefore became “a member of the James Neill group of companies”. British Tool and Engineering Co. It seems that 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.


I wonder what history is behind King Dick 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.

But the Curator would know nothing about that. OlderisbetterDec 5, The whole island site is being prepared for redevelopment.

However there is some indication that the Jenks family had by then got control of Shaws, which they then used as their lead company. You must log in or sign up to reply here.

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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”.

Log in or Sign up. I’ll keep an eye catalkgue for any older Britool stuff in the future though. Skelton in Cleveland U.

Do you already have an account? 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. Robotstar5Feb 15, 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.

The Britool Factory in Owen Road, from an advertisement of