It's a name that's hard to forget if you are a Midlander! I remember the story that this Black Country company boasted years ago (the company's web-site says it was 1963) that they had made the world's smallest diameter tube to prove to an American company that theirs wasn't. They did this by threading the tube through the American tube and then proving it was a tube by passing a wire through it.
But the history of the company shows that all this, surprise surprise, is history. A proud heritage has been lost.