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John Garrington and Sons

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November 1926. Drop Forgings.
May 1929.
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of Albert Works, Darlaston, Staffordshire. Telephone: Darlaston 194/5/6. Telegraphic Address: "Garrington, 'Phone, Darlaston". (1937)

of Newton Works, Bromsgrove and Albert Works, Darlaston, Staffordshire

1837 Company founded by John Garrington

1877 When John died at the age of 78. His sons, Richard Garrington and Benjamin Garrington, took over the running of the company.

1912 Private company formed as John Garrington and Sons, which was presumably when F. W. Cotterill of Darlaston absorbed John Garrington and Sons

1919 Cotterills, including Garringtons, became part of Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds[1] which had acquired these companies for their extensive nut and bolt and other interests, forming the largest nut and bolt company in the country. As part of GKN, Cotterills were focussed on nuts and bolts, Garringtons on drop forgings and tools.

1922 Directors: Tom S. Peacock (Managing), F. W. Keen, E. Steer, H. Probyn, J. H. Jolly, A. Beech (Gen. Manager).

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Drop Forgings for Aircraft, Automobiles, Motor Cycles, ordinary Cycles, Tube Trades, Agricultural Fittings, General Engineering and Toy Trades. (Stand No. D.518) [2]

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Drop forgings for all classes of Aircraft, Shipbuilding, Locomotives, Railway Construction, Automobiles, Machine Tools and General Engineering, etc., in Carbon and Alloy Steels and other metals. Special attention given to heat-treatment. (Stand No. B.606) [3]

1937 Manufacturers of drop forgings.

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1949 Advert. Hand tools. Wrench. [4]

1951 Name changed to Garringtons

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Aug 29, 1919
  2. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  3. 1937 British Industries Fair Page 366
  4. The Autocar of 19th August 1949 Advert p2