The firm manufactured a range of
garden tools and implements, kitchen tools, open fires,
and a toy lawn mower for children.
The open barless 'Safe James' fires
were produced in the 1940s and 1950s, and many patents
were taken out by the company for a wide range of
In later years the garden tools and
implements were sold under the 'Greenshires' and 'Rapid'
The firm owned Monmer Foundry
Limited, also in St. Anne's Road, Willenhall. It was
incorporated on 31st October, 1957, and taken over by
Bill Switchgear in 1974.
In 1972 William & H. H. James
Limited was taken over by Heenan, Beddow and Sturmey,
constructional and general engineers, of Manchester and