Stratton & Co. and Rainsford


Manufacturer: Stratton & Co., Balmoral Works, Birmingham, England

Other names: 1860 Jarrett & Rainsford, 1930s Jarrett, Rainsford and Laughton


Manufacturer: Rainsford Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia


Patent: 1920 GB 151307

Trademark: Stratnoid used by both manufacturers – Stratton & Co. in England and Rainsford in Australia


1912   Laughton acquired component parts manufacturing company and renamed it Stratton

1920   began making needlework tools with Duralumin under Stratnoid name

1928   established Rainsford Pty Ltd in Sydney, Australia