Paddle Steamer Waverley, built in 1946 for the LNE Railway, now operated and maintained by Waverley Excursions Ltd, is at the moment sailing on the Clyde. During the summer months, day pleasure cruises are run from its Glasgow and Clyde bases to piers and ports, and lochs and islands of the west coast of Scotland. Day cruises are also available from the Liverpool, Bristol Channel, South Coast and Thames areas of the UK.
Thomas Smith Fasteners in Glasgow are proud to supply PS Waverley with a range of fasteners, including some special bolts which are used in the critical paddle wheel application.
Thomas Smith Fasteners has recently experienced further export success by supplying imperial fasteners to China.
Manager Gary Stevens said: ‘We are pleased to receive orders from China & over the last few years we have exported to more than 40 countries worldwide. Recently we have found that we are getting more enquiries for British made products and with our manufacturing facilities on site we are able to supply to customer requirements with all the relevant certificates. This shows that overseas customers still have confidence in the high quality of British manufacture. The order we received from China was to replace all the old fasteners in a British made milling machine. The old bolts were BSW and BSF imperial threadforms which we could make within the specified delivery of 2 weeks’.
The company’s main sales base is in the Greater Manchester area. Thomas Smith Fasteners holds large stocks of metric & imperial fasteners, offering a 24-hour turnaround service with specials manufactured to order.
On a recent visit to Australia, our Business Development Manager Stuart Briscoe obtained orders for imperial nuts and bolts for an Australian power station. This follows on from our recent orders from Australian classic car restorers for BA and BSF fasteners.
The order included stainless steel and high tensile imperial threadform fasteners.
We hold the UK’s largest stocks of BSW, BSF, BA, UNC and UNF fasteners and now export to more than 35 countries around the world.
For further information, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.