New Hand Tools Coming in 2023
Welcome to Tees Valley Tool Works!
Tees Valley Tool Works is a 2019 start up company based in the beautiful Tees Valley in the North East of England.
I started this business because I was unable to source some of the tools I wanted at a reasonable price. The tools I wanted were sometimes too expensive second hand, due to rarity, not available second hand and/or no longer available new.
The company’s aim is to provide 21st century high quality versions of some of these original tools. The tools will be made to higher standards and of better materials than the originals and function just as well or better.
Where are we currently
The tool we’re currently working on is based on the Edward Preston (1825-1932) 1399P originally made in 1907. A later version was made by Tyzack until the 1970’s both the Edward Preston and Tyzack versions come up on eBay occasionally but with big price tags.
Our original plans have been severely affected by the COVID pandemic. Access to the support to develop our manufacturing process and capability has been too difficult to make any progress. Also the need to work on other projects to raise the funds for this has taken priority. A major NHS project will run until 2023.
We have our working prototype and the castings and other parts ready for our first 25 tools. We are attending MACH 2022 in Birmingham in April to engage with companies about how best to manufacture our tools.
Realistically we think it will be 2023 before we launch our marketing and crowdfunding for this project. Thankyou for your patience please still register your interest and we will inform you when progress is made.