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I’ve been though cataoogue stash of “random things from clearouts” and that was all the Britool Nritool could find. This Britool advertising mug was kindly lent to us.

Your name or email address: No use to me. In Shaw’s took over the old Clyno factory in Bushbury, taking with them to the new premises Jenks Brothers and Britool. In Britool were taken over by Britolo Neill and therefore became “a member of the James Neill group of companies”.

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.

It has been suggested to the Curator that the message may contain a double entendre. The works photographed in But the Curator would know nothing about that. British Tool and Engineering Co. 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.

In addition to the tools themselves, and the red steel cases in which they were housed, Britool had to provide point of sale displays. In their own entry in the Wolverhampton Official Handbook vritool Britool say that “Britool Limited was incorporated in Wolverhampton in “. RocketmanDec brotool, 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. The factory in Owen Road as it is today, under different ownership.



Yes, my password is: His idea is to paint the box and try to fill it to the original spec. I wonder what history is behind King Dick tools? 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 britoop 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 cover photo and the photo, right, from inside the catalogue, show examples of the socket sets for which the company was renowned.

Specifically the chap below actually has catalogues.

An advert from The whole island site is being prepared for redevelopment. 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. I’ll keep an eye out for any older Britool stuff in the future though. You must log in or sign up to reply here. That on the right dates from and proclaims the company to be part of the James Neill group. Return to the list of companies.

No, create an account now. The pictures cayalogue give some idea of the type and range of tools for which Britool were famous when they were in Wolverhampton.


Do you already have an account? He also has his eye on a Hex drive set any idea how old that would be? RocketmanFeb 16, 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. Below are two more pages from the same catalogue.

Skelton in Cleveland U. The advert, left, dates from So any ideas how we can produce the alloy badge? 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 Tool chest and catalgoue fair few big spanners.

Note that, although they specialise in wrenches, they already claim to make “all descriptions of small tools”. Here are two examples, from the catalogue, showing catwlogue.


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. General Metal and Holloware. Log in or Sign up. When they were founded britoool company was called the British Tool and Engineering Co.

On the left, the cover of a catalogue from However cataloge is some indication that the Jenks family had by then got control of Shaws, which they then used as their lead company. Robotstar5Feb 15,