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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 britoll for him, but considering he started out with sockets he now has a Tool chest and a fair few big spanners. 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.

You must log in or sign up to reply here. 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 catalofue gained a reputation for the manufacture of high quality engineers hand tools”.

Yes, my password is: His idea is to paint the box and try to fill it to the original spec. Thanks I will let him know, boxes are the difficult one Vatalogue a bit skint too the bank of dad has just managed to buy him a ‘s Britool tool chest I will post pics tomorrow. 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.


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. I still have a hex short extention as a drift RocketmanFeb 16, Specifically the chap below actually has catalogues. The whole island site is being prepared for redevelopment.

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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 beitool Neills claimed to be one of the largest tool manufacturing organisations in the world. However there is some indication that the Jenks family had by then got control of Shaws, which they then used as their lead company. Fourth Avenue runs along the front of the factory at the bottom of the picture.

British Tool and Engineering Co. The advert only hints at the range of tools. Robotstar5Feb 15, General Metal and Holloware.

Here are two examples, from the catalogue, showing “merchandisers”. I’ll keep an eye out for any older Britool stuff in the future though.

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Well probably the best place to start catalotue 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.


In their own entry in the Wolverhampton Official Handbook for Britool say that “Britool Limited was incorporated in Wolverhampton in “. He also has his eye on a Hex drive set any idea how old that would be?

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I’ve been though my stash of “random things from clearouts” and that was all the Britool I could find. It has been suggested to the Curator that the britoo, may contain a double entendre.

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Below are two more pages from the same catalogue. In the works are empty and largely demolished. 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 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.

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.

In addition to the tools themselves, and the red steel cases in which they were housed, Britool had to provide point of sale displays.