A Gazetteer of Lock and Key Makers

Jim Evans

this gazetteer is copyright Jim Evans, 2002


The Newman Tonks organisation started to manufacture mortice locks in 1975 when they set up a lock making division in one of their Birmingham factories.  This was later transferred to N-T (Oldham) Ltd., Eden Works, Honeywell Lane, Oldham Lancs, (at Oldham in April 1975).  But it never produced in any quantity, mainly due to lack of expertise.  It was closed in December 1976, when the lock making division was transferred back to Birmingham.  But production never re-commenced.  Newman Tonks then set up Fleet Lock (qv) as a subsidiary of their Cartwright door closer division, in Straight Road, Short Heath.

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