Below, the Eliott-Lucas pliers in my possession:
This Cannock (Birmingham) firm was established by T.L. Elliott & Co. By 1971, they were responsible for making 40 percent of the pliers, pincers and nippers in the U.K. They were acquired by James Neill Holdings, which is now a part of Spear & Jackson Ltd. where Elliott-Lucas is still used as a brand of pliers.
Elliott-Lucas had a subsidiary called Elvicta Cabinet and Tool in Crickhowell, southwest of Birmingham, where wooden parts for various cabinet-making tools were made. Visit Crickhowell's Industrial Heritage to read an account of what it was like to work there in the 1950's.
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