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Note that, although they specialise in wrenches, they already claim to make “all descriptions of small tools”.

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However there is some indication that the Jenks family had by then got control of Shaws, which they then used as their lead company. RocketmanFeb 16, Robotstar5Feb 15, I missed trick recently at a boot sale, bloke has some Wartime Britool ring spanners Yes Dad paid he also had the C catslogue 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.

Below are two more pages from the same catalogue.

The advert, left, dates from But the Curator would know nothing about that. In Britool were taken over by James Neill and therefore became “a member of the James Neill group of companies”.

Here are two examples, from the catalogue, showing “merchandisers”. 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 wonder what history is behind King Dick tools? RocketmanDec 5, His idea is to paint the box and try to fill it to the original spec.

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 with sockets he now has a Caatalogue chest and a fair few big spanners. He does have a hex to square adaptor which was an unusual fine.

OlderisbetterDec 5, catzlogue The cover photo and the photo, right, from inside the catalogue, show examples of the socket sets for which the company was renowned.

I’ve been though my stash of “random things from clearouts” and that was all the Britool I could find. 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. 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?

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After Britool left others occupied the works including, according to local informants, a lavatory paper maker. Skelton in Cleveland U.

Do you already have an account? An advert from So any ideas how we can produce the alloy badge? The Britool trade name is already being used vatalogue Britospan, a name that now seems to be out of use, is also mentioned. 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. He also has his eye on a Hex drive set any idea how old that would be?


General Metal and Holloware. 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. Neills claimed to be one of the largest tool manufacturing organisations in the world.

I’ll keep an eye out for any older Britool stuff in the future though. In Shaw’s took over the old Clyno factory in Bushbury, taking with them to the new premises Jenks Brothers and Britool. The pictures below give some idea of the type and range of tools for which Britool were famous when they were in Wolverhampton. Log in or Sign up. In their own entry in the Wolverhampton Official Handbook for Britool say that “Britool Limited was incorporated in Wolverhampton in “.

Note the prominence given to Jenks Brothers as owners. No, caalogue an account now. In fact they produced an enormous range of britokl, mainly spanners or wrenches.