Maker of 'Forto' and 'Star' products, of Star Works, 201 Moseley Street, Birmingham.
1789 Company founded as Bedington, Tonks and Co.
Later became William Tonks and Sons.
1889 Private company. At or about this time started using Tonks name alone.
By 1921 Tonks (Birmingham) Ltd (see advert)
1957 Company made public.
1961 Brass founders and manufacturers of door and window fittings; pressings in all metals; capstan and automatic machine products. Specialists in manufacture of single and double action floor springs, hydraulic check action door springs and hinges and bolts. 300 employees.