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Steel Nut and Joseph Hampton

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1916. From the Walsall Chamber of Commerce Year Book
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Steel Nut and Joseph Hampton Ltd. of Woden Works, Wednesbury, Staffs., manufacturer of nuts, bolts and engineers' tools.

1851 Company founded - perhaps this was when Joseph Hampton went into business.

1892 Company established

1897 Joseph Hampton Ltd was amalgamated with the Steel Nut Co. Private company incorporated.

1899 Steel Nut and Joseph Hampton Ltd of Wednesbury[1]

1914 Manufacturers of Nuts and Bolts. Specialities: Nut and Bolt Department: Bolts and Nuts, Set Screws, Studs, Washers etc., Bright and Semi-bright Finish (from 1/8 in. to 3 in.), suitable for Marine, Electrical, Motor and Cycle Engineers, manufactured from solid steel bar. Steel Department: Bright Drawn and Boiled Mild Bars, Rounds, Hexagons, Squares and other sections, specially prepared for High-speed Machining and Case Hardening and equal to Admiralty requirements. Tool Department: Lifting Jacks, Tube Cutters, Vices, Cramps and other Joiners' and Engineers' Tools. Foundry Department: Best Malleable and Grey Iron Castings for Marine, Electrical, Motor, Cycle and Mechanical Engineers, Tramway Castings a speciality. Ernest Partridge was managing director.[2]

1916 Patent - Improvements in Screw Nuts. [3]

1927 Advert for bolts and nuts. [4]

1937 British Industries Fair Advert for "Woden" Bright Bolts, Nuts, Set Screws, Studs, A.G.S. Parts, Vices, Washers, etc. Engineers', Joiners' and Pipe Tools. Bright Drawn Free-cutting Steel Shafting, and to Air Board and Admiralty Specifications. Malleable Grey Iron and Non-Ferrous Castings. Also bench screws, sash and 'G' cramps, steel bars, castings of all descriptions. (Engineering/Metals/Quarry, Roads and Mining/Transport Section - Stand No. D.421) [5]

1937 Nuts, bolts and special bright parts. "Woden" Bolts, Nuts and Steel Components. [6]

1938 Public company.

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers

1951 Patent - Improvements in quick release vices. [7]

1952 Took over W. S. Manufacturing Co of Quadrant Works, Sheepcote Street, Birmingham.

1961 Manufacturers of "Woden" high tensile and bright steel bolts and nuts, "Woden" engineers' and joiners' tools, bright drawn steel bars. 850 employees. [8]

1965 Steel Nut and Joseph Hampton purchased by F. H. Tomkins[9]

1966 Acquired steel stockholders Monkhouse and Brown[10].

1969 Monkhouse and Brown sold to Hall Engineering (Dies)[11].

Name changed to Woden Steel and Fasteners

1981 Substantial reorganisation to reduce losses. Part of the assets of Woden Steel and Fasteners at Wednesbury were sold to Brasway[12].

1992 Company in liquidation[13]

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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette 23 May 1899
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  3. [1] Wikipatents
  4. Mechanical World Year Book 1927. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p96
  5. 1937 British Industries Fair Advert on plan inset under front cover; and p418
  6. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  7. [2] Wikipatents
  8. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  9. The Times, 21 October 1965
  10. The Times, 17 February 1966
  11. The Times, 22 May 1969
  12. The Times, 13 January 1981
  13. The London Gazette 27 March 1992
  • [3] Woodwork Forums