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Mills Grenade Manufactures A - J

Most Mills grenades are stamped up in various locations with manufactures marks. All parts can be marked, the body, lever, centre column, filler caps and of course the basenut. The basenuts have always been popular with relic hunters and collectors, offer an insight into how large the scale of production must have been to need so many companies to produce vast amounts of this single type of grenade spanning two World Wars.

A - 36 Bodies - Anderson Engineering Christchurch, New Zealand
A B & S Ltd - 5Mk1+2, 36Mk1 - A Barrett & Sons 63 & 64 Picacilly, London
ACM - 36 Bodies - Ames Crosta Mills Moss Iron Works, Heywood, Lancs
AM&Co.' and 'AM' (followed by a number) - 36Mk1 - A. Marston & Co Marstons Lock Factory, Wolverhampton
A.L.& Co - 23Mk1 - Asa Lees & Co Ltd. Soho Iron Works, Oldham.
ALLEN WEST or AW&Co or AWCo - 5Mk1 - Allen West & Co. Lewis Road, Brighton
APX - Royal Ordnance Factories
AW - 36Mk1 - Acme Wringers David Street, Glasgow
BBC - 36Mk1 - British Bath Co. Greenford
B & D - 5 and 23 - Brooks & Doxey Junction Iron Works, Miles Platting, Manchester
Barber & Sons Ltd - 5Mk1 - Barber & Sons Ltd West Bromwich
BEC LD - 5Mk1 -Birmingham Engineering Co. Ld The Kings Road, South Yardly, Birmingham.
BGL - 5Mk1 - Birmingham Guild Ltd. Birmingham
B&G LD - 36Mk1 - Brown & Green Ltd Iron founders & Engineers, Windsor Street, Luton
B LD - 5 - Bullers Ltd Tipton, Staffordshire
BM - 36 Bodies - Booth McDonald BM. Booth McDonald Christchurch New Zealand
BRYANT - 5Mk1 - Bryant & Sons Birmingham
Burman & Sons' (solid thick brass version where made) & 'BURMAN' - 5, 23Mk1 - Burman & Sons Ryland Road, Birmingham.
Bullers Ltd - 5Mk1 - Bullers Ltd 6, Laurance Pountney Hill, London.
BW LTD - 5 and 23 - Bowden Wire LondonBS or HBS - Grenades Royal Ordnance Bishopton Strathclyde, Scotland
B.S. - British United Shoe Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
C (on body) Chatco (on safety lever) - 36Mk1 - Chatham Co. Chatham Ont. Canada
C in pentagon 5Mk1 Castings Ltd, Selbourne Street, Walsal
CAV - 5 and 23Mk1 - C.A.Vandervell & Co Warple Way, Acton Vale, London W3
C/A - 36 Bodies - Callenders Abbots Foundry Co Ltd Glasgow, Scotland
C & H LD - 5Mk1 - Chamberlain & Hookham Ltd Solar works, 4 New Bartholomew Street B,ham.
CC - 36Mk1 - Carron Company Falkirk, Scotland
CEW - 36Mk1 - Central Engineering Works South African
CMCo or CALTHORPE MOTOR CO LTD - 5Mk1 - Calthorpe Motor Co. Ltd. Bordesley Green, Birmingham,
CY - Grenades Royal Ordnance Factory, Chorley Chorley, Lancashire
D (in a small diamond) - 23Mk1 - Davis Gas Stove Company Ltd Diamond Foundry
Davis & Mawson - 5Mk1 - Davis & Mawson. Plume Street, Aston, Birmingham.
D & B - 5, 23Mk.III and 36Mk1 - Dobson & Barlow Ltd Kay Street, Bolton, Lancashire
DFC or DFCo - 5Mk1 and 23Mk1 - Dudley Foundry Co. Exeter Place, Derby.
D&M or DAVIS & MAWSON - 5 and 36 - Davis & Mawson Birmingham
EAR &Co or E A RADNALL & CO - 5Mk1 and 23Mk1 - E.A. Radnall & Co. Dartmouth Street, Birmingham
E B W (the B is set inside a rocket) - 5Mk1 - Edwards Bros. Excelsior Works, Sampson Road North, Birmingham.
EECo - 36 Baseplugs - English Electric Co. Queen's House, Kingsway, London, WC2
Elmbank Foundry' & 'Elmbank' - 5Mk1 and 23Mk1 - James Allen Senior & Sons Ltd. Elmbank Foundry, 12 Possil Road, Glasgow, Scotland
ESH&S - 5, 23Mk.III and 36Mk1 - E.S. Hindley & Sons Bourton, Dorset
ETAS - 36Mk1 - W.E. Tonks & Sons Willenhall Temple Works, Willenhall, Staffs.
ET&SW - 23 and 36 - E. Tonks & Sons Willenhall Willenhall, Staffordshire
EWARTS - 23Mk1 - Ewart Chainbelt Ltd Derby
FALCO or FICL or FALKIRK - 5Mk1 - Falkirk Iron Co. Ltd. Scotland
FARRER - 23Mk1 - William E Farrer Ltd Star Works, Livery Street, Birmingham.
FB - 36Mk1 - Fallows & Bates Manchester
FLH - 36Mk1 - F. L. Hudson & Co. Brisbane, Australia
FREMO - 5Mk1 - Frederick Mountford (Birmingham) Ltd. Birmingham
FW - 36Mk1 - Frost & Woods Canadian
F & S - 23 Mk I - Forrest & Sym Manchester
G - 36Mk1 - Galt Metal Industries Ontario Canada
G & Co. - 5Mk1 - George Mills & Co Ltd. Globe Iron Works, Radcliffe, Near Manchester.
GD -Royal Ordnance Factory, Glasgo
GE - 36Mk1 - Greenwood Engineering London
GE - George Edmunds LtdG.H. & Co. - 5, 23 and 36 - Geo. Hopkins & Co
G&ML - 36Mk1 - Glover & Main Ltd. Gothic Works, Angel Road, Edmonton, London.
HAWKINS (most have a logo of a castle) - 5Mk1 - T.P.Hawkins & Sons 75 Dean Street, Birmingham
HAWKINS & CO LTD or 'H & Co' - 5Mk1 - Hawkins & Co. Ltd.
Three woodscrews forming the an "H" 5Mk1 Hawkins & Co. Ltd.
H&B Ltd' & 'HB' - 23Mk1 - Howard & Bullough Ltd. (Howard Bullier?) Accrington
HINKS - 5Mk1 - James Hinks & Son Ltd. 91-96, Great Hampton Street, Birmingham.
H. HOPE & SONS' & 'HOPES' - 5 and 23Mk1 - H. Hope & Sons 55, Lionel Street, Birmingham.
HSC - 5Mk1 and 23Mk1 - Hudson Scott & Co
H&TV or H & T VAUGHAN - 5Mk1 and 23Mk1 - H & T Vaughan Standard Works, Willenhall, Staffordshire.
IBR - 36Mk1 - Ideal Boilers & Radiators London
ICL - 36Mk1 - International Combustion Ltd, Sinfin Lane, Derby
JAMES CYCLE. Co. Birmingham. - 5Mk1 - JAMES CYCLE. Co. Birmingham. The James Works, Gough Road, Greet, Birmingham.
J.A.P. or J.A. Phillips - Phillips & Co. Birmingham
J.A.S & S. Ld - 36Mk1 - James Allen Senior & Sons Glasgow
J.G.' also seen 'JG.W.' (& made dummy grenades) - 5Mk1 and 23Mk1 - James Gibbons Hand Grenade Works, Nelson Street, Wolverhampton.
J.C.Co' or 'James Cycles Birmingham' - 5Mk1 and 23Mk1 - James Cycle Co. Ltd. Birmingham