Thursday, November 13, 2014

Vanished tool makes: Nubrex grease guns, Surrey, England



1957

Motorcycle Mechanics, April 1964
Automobile 1955

Charles J. Neuman made these grease guns and other grease fittings in South Croydon.  A visitor pointed out that the company was liquidated in 1978.  Below, from the link he provided to The London Gazette of March 3, 1978:


For a while, the old factory became something called "The Empowerment Centre", a "function room and banqueting centre," but that also seems to have failed.  As David Secombe wrote in his piece on Croydon, "Central Croydon is a pitiful 1960s attempt to construct an international city on the corpse of a Surrey market town."  Ouch!


Google Maps Streetview, August 2012

3 comments:

Baz said...

Hi your post prompted me to google the company...found an entry in the london gazzette for the winding up of ch neuman in 1978

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/47478/page/2835/data.pdf

The Duke said...

Thanks for this! I've added it to the post.

Ray Montes said...

Grease guns are used for many years. Mechanics invented grease guns for make their job easy and to prevent the wastage of grease while greasing. Nowadays this grease gun is updated to electrical grease gun from manually operated grease gun.