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GKN (Midlands)

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Note: This is a sub-section of GKN

1950 Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds (Midlands), Ltd.

  • Bolt and Nut Division, Atlas Works, Darlaston, Staffs.
  • Heath Street, Birmingham,
  • Screw Division, Heath Street, Birmingham, 18.

Maker of Screws, Bolts and Nuts, Coach Screws, Set Screws, Studs, Rivets, Washers, Drawbar Pins and Cotters, Railway Spikes, Wing Nuts, Vibro Lock Nuts, Close Limit Forgings, G.K.N. Indented Foundation Bolts. Washers, Rivets, Hardened Self-tapping Screws, Socket-Screws, "Aerotight" Nuts, "Hank" Rivet Bushes. Nettlefolds, Parker, Kalon Hardened Self Tapping Screws, Nettlefolds Patent Phillips Recessed Head Self Tapping Screws and Machine Screws, Screw Hooks and Eyes.

1962 As part of the reorganization of the GKN company's activities concerning nuts, bolts, screws, fasteners etc., a new company was formed GKN Bolts and Nuts; the existing Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds (Midlands) was renamed GKN Screws and Fasteners[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, December 18, 1962