Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,160 pages of information and 233,681 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Tonks

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search
1891.
1895.
Nov 1919.
Dec 1921.
1927.
1927.
1927.
1927.
1927.
1927.
1927.
1927.
1927.
May 1931. Tonks Forto.
December 1934.
April 1935.
1938.
1938.
1951.
1961.

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.

1891 Advert. Listed as Tonks Ltd late William Tonks and Sons. [1]

1896/7 Directory: Advertiser. More detail. [2]

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. [3]

1970 Tonks Holdings acquired William Newman and Sons, forming Newman-Tonks.[4]

See Also

Loading...

Sources of Information