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of Belgrave Road, Birmingham.
of Warwick Road, Greet, Birmingham 11 (1917). Telephone: Victoria 2235. Telegraphic Address: "Saws, Birmingham"
1903 Company founded to acquire 2 private companies: Brooke Tool and Stamping Co and Brooke Tool Manufacturing Co.
1917 Advert for small tools. 
1919 Advert for tools. 
1937 Machinists for aircraft trade, tool makers. 
1937 British Industries Fair Advert for Engineers' Small Tools of every description. Engineers' Small Tools, consisting of High Speed Steel Milling Cutters, Twist Drills, Reamers, Saws, Counterbores, etc. Also Drill Chucks (three types), Machine Vices, Tapping Attachments, Suds Pumps, Jigs, Broaches, etc. (Engineering/Metals/Quarry, Roads and Mining/Transport Section - Stand No. D.623) 
1938 Converted into a public company
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
1940 Advert for tools. 
1945 Advert for tools. Drills, reamers, chucks, sleeves, sockets etc. 
1960 Advert. Tools. 
1960 Reorganisation of the manufacturing activities of the company included formation of a subsidiary, Brooke Tool Automation Ltd, which took over the branch factory at Perry Barr which manufactured unit heads, special-purpose machines, and jigs and fixtures
1961 700 employees. 
1966 February: most of the company's shares were held by Rubery Owen
1966 March: The Rubery share-holding was substantial but not a majority
1968 Subsidiaries included:
1969 Name changed to Brooke-Harrison Holdings
1972 Brooke Tool Engineering (Holdings) was expected to have broken-even in 1971
1996 The Brooke Tool Engineering company was still operating