W.Langley & Co, London, Coopers Tool Suppliers

W. Langley & Co, 14 -16 Magdalen Street, London were suppliers of coopers’ tools located off Tooley Street near London Bridge Station.

I  visited the company in 1982 and purchased their old stock of coopers’ tools and other items when they ceased supplying tools.

Below are images of some Langley tools.

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W.Langley & Co Cooper’s Topping or Sun Plane. Inventory No.0088AG
0153CM
W.Langley cooper’s Dutch Hand, indispensable for simple coopering of dry butter, grease and colour kegs etc. Allows easy replacement and withdrawal of the wood hoops. Inventory No.0153CM
0158RF
W.Langley & Co. Coopers Jigger, Inside Ground. Inventory No.0158RF
No.3 Cooper's Adze
W.Langley No.3 Cooper’s Adze. Inventory No.0182AG
01589RF
W.Langley & Co 2.1/2″ Heading Swift, Unused old stock, these were available with 2.1/2″, 2.3/4″, 3″& 3.1/2″ irons. Inventory No.0159RF
Heading Swift
W.Langley & Co 3.1/2″ Heading Swift, Unused old stock, these were available with 2.1/2″, 2.3/4″ 3″ & 3.1/2″ irons. Inventory No.0300CM
Cooper's Inside Shave
W.Langley Cooper’s Inside Shave. Fitted with a 1.1/2″ single iron and marked Pin (4.1/2″ gallon cask). Inventory No.0180AG
Cooper's 4" Straight Shave.
W.Langley Cooper’s 4″ Straight Shave. Inventory No.0181AG
W.Langley & Co 3lb Steel handled hammer hoop driver
W.Langley & Co 3lb Steel handled hammer hoop driver, Unused old stock. Inventory No.0301CM
Coopers hammer
Telcon 2lb bronze sparkproof cooper’s hammer, Unused old stock from W.Langley & Co. Inventory No.0302CM
Cooper's hammer
2lb Cooper’s Hammer head, Unused old stock from W.Langley & Co. Inventory No.0305CM
Coopers scraper
Triangular cooper’s scraper with 5″ edges, Unused old stock from W.Langley & Co. Inventory No.0303CM
Barrel lifting chain
Barrel lifting chain, Unused old stock from W.Langley & Co. Inventory No.0304CM

 

W.Langley spare beech cooper's driver stock
W.Langley spare beech cooper’s driver stock. Inventory No.0177AG
Handle for cooper's axe
W.Langley 13.3/4″ handle for cooper’s axe, unused old stock. Inventory No.0323AG

 

Butt tap
11″ Butt Tap. Unused old stock from W.Langley & Co. Inventory No.0311CM
Silvertown Brand 1" bore ebonite tap
Silvertown Brand 1″ bore ebonite tap. Unused old stock from W.Langley & Co. Inventory No.0312CM
5/8" Timber Scribe
5/8″ Timber Scribe, Made by Wynn & Timmins also marked Langley who would have supplied it. Inventory No.0183RF
Tiger Brand stencil ink
Tin of red Tiger Brand stencil ink supplied by Langley’s to the cooperage trade. Inventory No.0261CM
Tiger Brand stencil ink
Tin of blue Tiger Brand stencil ink supplied by Langley’s to the cooperage trade. Inventory No.0262CM
stencilling paint
Tin of yellow solid stencilling paint supplied by Langley’s to the cooperage trade. Inventory No.0263CM
Cooper's 11" Chisel
Cooper’s 11″ Chisel, these were made by C.I.Jenkinson & Son Ltd., Sheffield and supplied by Langley to cooperages such as Guinness in Ireland. Inventory No.0277CM
2 Handle patterns for coopers tools
2 Handle patterns for coopers tools, labelled W.Langley & Co. Inventory No.0283AG
Downright shave
Very worn downright shave, with Langley label. Presumably sent in as a sample. Inventory No.0306CM
Wire brush with strap handle
Wire brush with strap handle for cleaning casks. Unused old stock fro W.Langley & Co, London. Inventory No.0314CM