New Hand Tools Coming in 2022
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The tool we’re currently working on is based on the Edward Preston (1825-1932) 1399P originally made in 1907.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.
We have our working prototype and the castings and other parts ready for our first 25 tools, sadly the next stage will have to wait until 2022.
Our team are working in the NHS now and wont be able to get back to this project until 2022.
We will still be launching using a crowdfunding campaign so please register your details if you would like to be contacted when we have more news.