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1957 British Industries Fair: Companies W

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Note: This is a sub-section of the 1957 British Industries Fair

Companies - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

  • "W" Prefabricated Concrete Buildings, Ltd. Stand Outdoor, 1300 and B,608 Cinderbank, Netherton, Dudley. Teleph.: Dudley 4516. - Manufacturers of Prefabricated Concrete Buildings. Single and Multiple Garages for private use, Municipal Authorities, Offices, Factories, Farm Buildings. Westwood Concrete Panel Fencing, Bus Shelters, Foamed Slag, Concrete Blocks, Panels, Bricks, Breeze Blocks, Coal Bunkers.
  • Wakefield, J., & Sons, Ltd. Stand A,646 Theodore Street, Birmingham, 19. Teleph.: Aston Cross 1041.-Hurricane Lanterns, Wall Lamps, all types of Kerosene Burners for use in road and Hurricane Lanterns, Sump Heaters, Hanging Lamps, Incubators, etc. Special Table Lamps and Burners for Export Markets.
  • Wakerley, P. & A., Limited. Stand B,227 Charles Street, Short Heath, Willenhall. Teleph. Willenhall 601 (6 lines). Tel. Add.: " Ductility, Willenhall."-Tubular Steel Chairs. Upholstered, Non-upholstered. Tubular Steel Tables, Formica Perstorf Tops. Suites, Tables and Chairs. Tubular Automatic Ironing Boards. Steel Racking and Shelving.
  • Waldron, Philip B., Co., The. Stand A,525 Kings Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, 11. Teleph. ACOcks Green 1124. Tel. Add.: " Dron-Wal, Birmingham."-Knapsack Sprayers, Lime- washing and Spraying Machines, Compressed Air Sprayers, Butchers' Brine Pumps and Salting Syringes, Stirrup Type Pumps, Fire Pumps, Lawn Sprinkler Powder Blowers. Spray Syringes, Hose Fittings, Nozzles, etc. See special notice, page 239
  • Walker Fender Co., Ltd., The. Stand A,331 27, Alcester Street, Deriteml, Birmingham, 12. Teleph. VICtoria 3066. Tel. Add.: " Fireside, Birmingham."-Curbs, Companion Stands, Fire- screens, Coal and Coke Hods, Spark Guards, Implements, Mirrors, Electric Table and Floor Standards. In all Finishes, Brass, Copper, Oxidised Silver, Chromium Plate, Stainless Steel, Anodised Aluminium.
  • Walkers (Century Oils), Ltd. (Tel.: Fair 549) Stand D,535 Century Works, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs. Teleph.: Stoke-on- Trent, 25203/4. Tel. Add.: " Viscosity, Hanley."-Century Lubricating Oils for Turbines, Compressors, etc. Motor Oils for Petrol and Diesel Engines. Mould, Quenching, Hardening, Hydraulic, Drawing, Rolling, Dewatering Oils. Hand Cleansers. Century Lubricating Greases. Tailored Grease Blocks.
  • Walsall Locks & Cart Gear, Limited. Stand A,413 Neale Street, Walsall, Staffs. Teleph.: Walsall 2236/7/8. Tel. Add. " Security, Walsall."-Locks of all kinds, including Rim, Mortice, Cabinet, Cylinder Locks and Latches, Motor Locks. Padlocks in Great Variety, Hames, Chains, Rings, Dees, Buckles, etc. See special notice, page 234
  • Walsall Pressings Co., Limited. (Tel.: Fair 685) Stand A,637 1/3, Cecil Street, Walsall, Staffs. Teleph.: Walsall 5454/5. Tel. Add.: " Walsall 5454/5."-Metal Pressings in Various Materials. Carpet Sweepers. Tools (Press).
  • Warico (Great Britain), Ltd. Stand B,632 Victoria Works, North Street, Coventry. Teleph.: Coventry 64204. Tel. Add.: " Coventry 64204."-Fireplaces, " Marbol," Faience, etc. Warico " Otair " Patent Convector Heater."
  • Waterways (British Transport). Stand C,401 The British Transport Commission, 22, Dorset Square, London, N.W.1. Teleph.: Paddington 1831.-British Transport have provided a Bureau for assistance of those requiring Information on any of the Rail, Road or Docks Services under the control of The British Transport Commission. See special notice, page 280
  • Weaver, P. R., Ltd. Stand A,630 14-16, Windmill Lane, London., E.15. Teleph.: Maryland 5091.-Electric Heater Convector Type; Oil Heaters Convector Type; Greenhouse Heaters, Oil, Portable. See special notice, page 232
  • Webb, H. C., & Co., Limited. (Tel.: Fair 445) Stand A,431 Tame Road, Witton, Birmingham, 6. Teleph.: East 1216. Tel. Add.: " Mailing, Birmingham."-Lawnmowers, Hand, Electric and Toy. Edge Trimmers. Bicycle Brakes, Pedals. Spring Forks for Motor-cycles, Auto- cycles and Motor-assisted Bicycles. Plummer Blocks and Adaptor Sleeves for Bearing Industry. Parachute Harness Equipment.
  • Webb, Jarratt & Co., Ltd. (Tel.: Fair 573) Stand A,315 20-42, Townsend Road, Chesham, Bucks. Teleph.: Chesham 81068. Tel. Add.: " Chesham, 81068."-Paint and Distemper Brushes for Craftsman and " Self-Do " Trades. " Houseproud " Nylon and Plastic Brushware " Plas-set." Pure Bristle Brushware Captive Nail Brush Scrubbing and Sweeping Brushes of every kind. Rubber Squeegees. See special notice, page 241
  • Webley & Scott, Limited. (Tel.: Fair 249) Stand A,524 Weamen Street, Birmingham, 4. Teleph.: CENtral 7854. Tel. Add.: " Webley, Birmingham."-Single and Double Barrel Sporting Guns; .410 and No. 3 bore Bolt Action Guns; Air Pistols, Air Rifles and Accessories; Revolvers; Target Pistols; Signal Pistols; Sports Starting Pistols; Engineering Components
  • Wedgwood Foundries, Ltd. Stand D,134 Jamage Road, Talke-Pits, Stoke-on-Trent. Teleph.: Newcastle 68184.- • Sand Castings in Aluminium and Non-Ferrous Alloys.
  • Welsh Tinplate & Metal Stamping Co., Ltd., The. Stand A,313 (Tel.: Fair 351) Cambrian Works, Llanelly, Carms. Teleph.: Llanelly 11. Tel. Add.: " Stampers, Llanelly."-Vitreous Porcelain, Enamelled Cooking Utensils, including Basins, Bowls, Chambers, Colanders, Jugs, Kettles, Mugs, Pie Dishes, Plates, Roasters, Saucepans, Stewpans, Teapots, Washups. Tinned Basins, Dairy Buckets, Bakepans, Galvanised Basins and Kitchen Sinks. See special notice, page 240
  • West Midlands Construction & Erection Co. Ltd. Outdoor Stand 1304 Erecta House, Neachells Lane, Willenhall, Staffs. Teleph.: Wolverhampton 31261. Tel. Add.: " Correct, Wolverhampton."-" Wesmec " Steelframed Standard Industrial Buildings manufactured in Standard Interchangeable Units suitable for various types of Clidding incorporating Roof Lights, Doors, Windows, etc. Wide range of sizes for Immediate Delivery, Home or Overseas.
  • West of Scotland Wringer Co., Ltd. (Tel. Fair 509) Stand A,421 Carntyne Industrial Estate, Glasgow, E.2. Teleph.: Shettleston 3541/2. Tel. Add. " Wringers, Glasgow."-Portable domestic wringers with clamps for attaching to sink or table. Stand-Wringer Units. Hand wringers supplied to washing machine manufacturers, home and abroad. Makers of Rubber Rollers. Best Quality Guaranteed. 11,1
  • Westinghouse Brake & Signal Co., Ltd. (Tel. Fair 359 & 259). Stand C,508 and Outdoor 1341/1240 82, York Way, King's Cross, London, Ni.. Teleph.: Terminus 6432. Tel. Add.: " Westinghouse, London, Telex."-Power Signalling for Mines. Industrial and Marine Air Control Systems. Brakes for Road Vehicles. Tub Handling Plant. Rectifiers for Industrial Electro-Chemical Telecommunication Battery Charging, Television, Radio, Cinema and Electronic Applications.
  • Westminster Bank Limited. (Tel.: Fair 167) Stand A,201 Head Office and Foreign Branch Office: 41, Lothbury, London, E.C.2. Teleph.: MONarch 6060. Tel. Add. " Fortyone, Stock, London " and " Westbank, Telex, London."-All exhibitors and visitors are cordially invited to make use of the facilities provided at this Banking Office. The services of specialists on Overseas Business and Trade Regulations are available. See special notice, inside back cover
  • Wheway Job, & Son, Ltd. (Tel.: Fair 58) Stand B,226 Green Lane, Walsall, Staffs. Teleph.: Walsall 3171/2. Tel. Add.: " Wheway, Walsall."-Chains: Higher Tensile, Stainless Steel, Alloy Steel, Monel Metal, for Pulley-blocks, Slings, Mining, Logging, Cowties, Non-skid Chains, Elevator Chain, Wire Strainers, Hames, Spring Hooks, Cart Gear Furniture.
  • Wheway Optical Co., Ltd. (Tel.: Fair 225) Stand C,720 214-234, Barr Street, Birmingham, 19. Teleph.: NORthern 2291. Tel. Add.: " Gumption, Birmingham."-Spectacles made in Aluminium, Goldfilled, Nickel, Nitrate, Acrylic and Acetate.
  • Wilcox and Lines, Limited. Stand D,515 and 414 Bromford Lane, Erdington, Birmingham, 24. Teleph.: Erdington 169899. Tel. Add.: " Utmost, Phone, Birmingham."-Hot Stampings and Pressings in Brass, Manganese Bronze, Naval Brass, Copper and Light Alloy: for Water, Gas, Motor and Electrical, General Engineering and Allied Trades: Postal and Water Fittings. See special notice, on back of plan and on end of plan inset
  • Wilkinson, George (Burnley), Ltd. Stand A,209 Progress Works, Burnley, Lancs. Teleph.: Burnley 3798. Tel. Add. " Progress, Burnley."-Range of " Progress " Domestic Tinware:Roasters, Drippers, Round, Square, Oblong and Sandwich Cake Tins, Bread Tins and Ash Pans (Pressed, Seamless). The Popular Portable " Handy " Household Heater. Tractor Funnels, etc. See special notice, page 244
  • Wilkinson Sword, Limited. Stand A,633 Sword Works, Southfield Road, London, W.4. Teleph.: Chiswick 6781. Tel. Add.: " Swordproof, Wesphone, London."-Garden Shears, featuring special export range, Edging Knives and Swoe, comprehensive selection of Pruners, including New Knifecut and Sword Pruners, Long Handled Pruners. New Sword-edge, Triple Life Stainless Racer Blade. See special notice, pages 242 and 243
  • Wilkinsons Tools, Ltd. Stand D,105 Kerfoot Street, Warrington, Lancs. Teleph.: Warrington 1555/6. Tel. Add.: " Wilkinsons, Warrington."-Pliers. Pincers. Nippers. Chain Wrenches. Telegraph and Straining Tools. Williams Deacon's Bank, Ltd. Stand Outdoor 1109 Head Office and Overseas Branch: 38, Mosley Street, Manchester, 2. (Central 5103). Tel. Add. " Twenty, Manchester." Principal London Office and Overseas Branch: Birchin Lane, London E.C.3. (Mansion House 5171). Birmingham Office: Bennetts Hill (Central 3116).- Banking Services.
  • Williams and Norgate, Limited. Stand A,427 Bouverie House, 154, Fleet Street, London, E.C.4. Teleph.: Fleet Street 3212. Tel. Add. " Benbrolish. London."-Book Publishers: Technical, Biographies, Fiction, Belles Lettres, Music Books, Dog Books and General.
  • Williams, T. (Drop Forgings & Tools), Ltd. Stand A,618 Tilton Road Works, Tilton Road, Birmingham, 9. Teleph.: Victoria 3451/2/3. Tel. Add.: Victoria 3451/2/3.-Engineers' and Motorists' Tools. Superslim Ring, Open Jaw, Adjustable Wrenches, Pliers, Pincers, Screwdrivers, Tool Kits. Precision Ferrous Drop Forgings either Rough or Finished, Machined for the Motor and Engineering Industries. See special notice, page 245
  • Willmott, Francis B., Ltd. Stand C,413 and 312 Forward Works, 108/9, Cheapside, Birmingham, 12. Teleph.: Victoria 0907/8. Tel. Add.: " Mottwill, Birmingham."-Motor components and spares. Press Tools, Pressings, Tools (Press).
  • Windolite, Limited. (Tel.: Fair 112) Stand A,611 Fore Street, Harlow, Essex. Teleph.: Harlow, 2143/4. Tel. Add.: " Windolite, Harlow."-" Windolite " Glass Substitute " Windoplas " Polythene. Sheeting. " Twist-ems " Plant-Ties. " Firecrest " Spark- guards. " Firecrest " Reflector Heaters. " Firecrest " Nylon Scourers.
  • Winn, Charles, & Co., Ltd. (Tel.: Fair 227) Stand B,229 Granville Street, Birmingham. Teleph.: Midland 7151. Tel. Add.: " Winn, Birmingham."-" Economic " and " Unifio " Patents-Shower Bath Fittings, Shower Cabinets, Foot Sprays, Mixing Valves, Thermostatic Blenders, Ablution Fountains, Drinking Fountains, Liquid Soap, Dispensing Valves, Self Closing and Special Purpose Valves, Hand Dryers.
  • Winn, Charles, & Co., Ltd. (Tel.: Fair 155) Stand D,747 St. Thomas Works, Granville Street, Birmingham, 1. Teleph. MIDland 7151 (9 lines). Tel. Add. " Winn, Birmingham."-Valves and Fittings for Steam, Water, Oil, Petrol, Air, Gases-for Boilers, Turbines; Steam, Gas, Oil Engines; Heating Installations; Waterworks, Gasworks, Chemical Works; Dairy, Motor, General Engineering. Fire Extinguishing Appliances.
  • Woden Tools, Ltd. (Subsidiary of The Steel Nut & Joseph Hampton, Ltd.). Stand A,311 (Tel.: Fair 186) P.O. Box No. 22, Woden Works, Wednesbury, Staffs. Teleph.: James Bridge 3166. Tel. Add.: " Woden, Wednesbury."-Woodworkers', Mechanics', and Engineers' Vices. Pipe Vices. Vice Stands. Steel Bar Cramps. Flooring and " G " Cramps. Screw Jacks. Woodworkers' Metal Planes. Wraforge Stillson Wrenches. The Woden Beverley Paraffin Convector Heater.
  • Wolseley Engineering, Limited. Stand D,713 and Outdoor 1348 Electric Avenue, Witton, Birmingham, 6. Teleph.: East 0435. Tel. Add. " Shearing, Phone, Birmingham."-Electric Vacuum Tractor and Hand Shearing Machines for Sheep, Cattle and Horses. Electric Fencers, Mains and Battery Operated. Petrol and Paraffin Engines. Pumps, Milk Coolers. Dairyware. Hammermills. Weed Pulverizer.
  • Wolverwire, Limited. Stand B,515 and 414 234, Bilston Road, Wolverhampton. Teleph.: Wolverhampton 26141. Tel. Add.: " Castings, Wolverhampton."-Brass Wire for Machining, in Coils and Straight Lengths, also Riveting and Cold Heading Qualities. Sizes from 25 S.W.G. up to I" diameter. Hexagon and Square -r up to A".
  • Wood, Thomas, & Son (Heckmondwike), Ltd. Stand D,607 and 506 Union Road, Heckmondwike, Yorkshire. Teleph.: Heckmondwike 471/2. Tel. Add. " Wire, Heckmondwike."-Wire from .004" dia. in all qualities and finishes for Weaving, Braiding, Sealing, Pins, Corsets, Mattresses, Stitching, Brushes, Welding, Baling. Hardened and Tempered plain and crimped Brush Wire. Boot Screwing Wires.
  • Woodroffe, L. G., Limited. Stand A,433 Tiger Works, Worcester Road, Kidderminster, Worcs. Teleph.: Kidderminster 3668/9. Tel. Add.: " Kidderminster 3668."-Small Forgings and Springs to customers' special requirements.
  • Woodstock Weaving Company, Limited. Stand A,327 and 226 Seale Street, Chester Green, Derby. Teleph.: Derby 42302. Tel. Add.: " Webbings, Derby."-Cotton, Flax, Nylon and Terylene Webbings for the Aircraft, Parachute and Motor Industries and for Safety Belts, Rescue Apparatus, Camping and Protective Equipment, Making-up and General Industrial Uses.
  • Woodward, N. F. (Precision Engineers.) Stand A,230 Hazel Drive, Narborough Road South, Leicester. Teleph.: Granby 3066. Tel. Add. " Granby 3066."-Woodworking Machinery. Cutter Grinding Equipment. Inserted Blade Cutters. Woodworking Plant Development Special Purpose Machinery. Jigs, Tools and Fixtures.
  • Weights' Ropes, Ltd. (Tel.: Fair 36) Stand D,416 Universe Works, Garrison Street, Birmingham, 9. Teleph.: Victoria 1914. Tel. Add.: " Universe, Birmingham."-Steel Ropes for Mining, Aerial Ropeways, Cranes, Excavators, Shipping. Motor and Aircraft Cable Assemblies. Hemp, Terylene and Nylon Ropes for Industry, Shipping, Fishing, Whaling. Cords and Twines for Packaging, Agriculture.
  • Wynn Timmins, & Co., Ltd. (Tel.: Fair 599) Stand D,721 Century Works, Commercial Street, Birmingham, 1. Teleph.: Midland 0631/2/3. Tel. Add.: " Century, Birmingham, 1."-Pliers, Nippers and Pincers, Telegraph and Linemen's Tools. Wad and Saddlers' Punches, Hand Vices and Sealing Pliers, Nail Pullers and Wire Cutters, Tinmen's Rivet Sets and Punches, Drop Stampings, Pressings.
  • Wynn (Valves), Ltd. (Tel.: Fair 155) Stand D,747 Granville Street, Birmingham, 1. Teleph.: Midland 1315-6. Tel. Add.: " Wynvalve, Birmingham."-Patent " Straight Through " Diaphragm Valves for Acids, Alkalis, Slurries, Air, Water, Foodstuffs, Oils, etc. In Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Alloys. Lined with Polythene, P.V.C., Glass, Rubber, Lead, etc. Sizes up to 14 ins.

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