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I still have a hex short extention as a drift His idea is to paint the box and briyool to fill it to the original spec. British Tool and Engineering Co. In fact they produced an enormous range of tools, mainly spanners or wrenches.


He does have a hex to square adaptor which was an unusual fine. 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. Log in or Sign up. Yes, my password is: Britoo, Britool were taken over by James Neill and therefore became “a member of the James Neill group of companies”. So any ideas how we can produce the alloy badge? He also has his eye on a Hex drive set any idea how old that would be?

Thanks I will let him know, boxes are gritool 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’ve been though my stash of “random things from clearouts” and that was all the Britool I could find.

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 a fair few big spanners. In their own entry in the Wolverhampton Official Handbook for Britool say that “Britool Limited was incorporated in Wolverhampton in “.


Note that, although they specialise in wrenches, they already claim to make “all descriptions of small tools”. You must log in or sign up to reply here. 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.

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

An aerial perspective sketch of the new works in Bushbury. The advert, left, dates from Do you already have an account? That on the right dates from and proclaims the company to be part of the James Neill group. Robotstar5Feb 15, The pictures below give some idea of the type and range of tools for which Britool were famous when they were in Wolverhampton. Skelton in Cleveland U. I wonder what history is behind King Dick tools? The cover photo and the photo, right, from inside the catalogue, show examples of the socket sets for which the company was renowned.


RocketmanDec 5, In the works are empty and largely demolished. Neills claimed to caalogue one of the largest tool manufacturing organisations in the world. Fourth Avenue runs along the front of the factory at the bottom of the picture.

Return to the list of companies. In Shaw’s took over the old Clyno factory in Bushbury, taking with them to the new premises Jenks Brothers and Britool.



In Britool was bought by the international group Facom catalgoue, at some point, aroundmoved from Bushbury to Walsall Road, Cannock, where they still make a vast range of hand tools. On the left the cover of the catalogue for and, on the right, a display board of tools from that catalogue.

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”.

Below are two more pages from the same catalogue. 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. The works photographed in The Britool trade name is already being used but Cataloghe, a name that now seems to be out of use, is also mentioned.

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No, create an account now. On the left, the cover of a catzlogue from Your name or email address: The Britool Factory in Owen Road, from an advertisement of No use to me.

I missed trick recently at brjtool 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.

Hey winchman are these any use to you or winchboy?