Leytonstone Jig & Tool Co., Ltd.

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Leytonstone Jig & Tool Co., Ltd.
Leytonstone Jig & Tool Co., Ltd.
Year: 1953
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Item #: 1246
A Hack-Saw - with a Difference! Revolutionary in design, robust in construction. With it you can saw through an unlimited thickness of material without being restricted by the usual hacksaw frame...
Source: Picture Post. July 4, 1953

Comment by: john brown on 4th February 2024 at 20:57


My dad Jack Brown grew up in the cottage next to the site in London, with his 15 brothers and sisters, his mum used to run the works canteen.

My dad was a Foreman age 26 working there eventually starting his own engineering company .

The Goldman family who owned the company thought the world of my dad and his family and remembered him being a poor kid who made good.

I remember going to visit my nan near the works in that cottage they grew up in.

I have a photo frame made by the Leytool company presented to my dad with a photo of him as a young kid with my grandad and the Goldman Family and a post card sent to them when he was in the Navy at war

John Charles Brown

Comment by: Simon Abrahams on 15th February 2023 at 07:49

Hi, Simon here, I have been trying to find this company for years -my late father worked in this factory during the war - I always wanted to know if the factory was contributing directly to the war effort ( I know most people were in different walks of life) But this Was a tool making factory - was it connected to the aircraft in any way?…….thanks……Simon.

Comment by: Reg Ashman on 1st December 2018 at 11:45

I served a toolmaker apprentaship and afterwards at leytool 1941-1948 -- known Alf Goodman (boss) Bill Bodington Annold Kaufman Gladys Goldman Stan Jones Harry Wright

Any contacts -- Please ?

Comment by: ANTHONY AYLOTT on 21st July 2017 at 23:25

so nice to see that laytonstone jig and tool is not forgotten
my father was a toolmaker there during the war especialy during the blitz,would like to know more about that time there

Comment by: Gordon lee on 10th June 2015 at 09:24

still got my apprenticeship papers from Leytool.Started in 1955 finished in 1960
Works manager Mr.Wright,foreman Stephenson
Happy days

Comment by: David Bird on 13th November 2010 at 13:27

Fascinating to see something on this company. I recently found my Brother in Law's apprenticeship papers with this company 1954 -1959

Comment by: Laura on 8th September 2010 at 20:25

Nice to see the adverts for the Jig and Tool. My grandmother, great uncle and mother's godmother and husband worked for the company in Leytonstone during WWII!