Steel Nut and Joseph Hampton
From Graces Guide
of Woden Works, Wednesbury, Staffordshire (now West Midlands)
1851 Company founded.
1897 Private company.
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. 
1916 Patent - Improvements in Screw Nuts. 
1927 Advert for bolts and nuts. 
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) 
1937 Nuts, bolts and special bright parts. "Woden" Bolts, Nuts and Steel Components. 
1938 Public company.
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
1951 Patent - Improvements in quick release vices. 
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. 
1966 Acquired steel stockholders Monkhouse and Brown.
Sources of Information
- 1914 Whitakers Red Book
-  Wikipatents
- Mechanical World Year Book 1927. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p96
- 1937 British Industries Fair Advert on plan inset under front cover; and p418
- 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
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- 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
- The Times, 21 October 1965
- The Times, 17 February 1966
- The Times, 22 May 1969
- The Times, 13 January 1981
-  Woodwork Forums