Back in time: Thor’s connection to the Cotton Mills

Thor Hammers are quite legendary in the serious DIY and professional carpentry space, with the Classic range being originally supplied in toolkits of most UK manufactured cars. The history of the brand, not surprisingly, goes back over a hundred years.

Thor traces its roots back to 1910 when The Birmingham Belting Co Ltd was founded in Snow Hill, Birmingham, by the Stephens family. Birmingham Belting manufactured flexible drive belts for the Cotton Mills and other industrial applications that were thriving around this time. They also however had a small section within the company manufacturing Rawhide Hammers and Mallets.

Thor Hammers are quite legendary in the serious DIY and professional carpentry space, and the history of the brand, not surprisingly, goes back over a hundred years. Thor traces its roots back to 1910 when The Birmingham Belting Co Ltd was founded in Snow Hill, Birmingham, by the Stephens family. Birmingham Belting manufactured flexible drive belts for the Cotton Mills and other industrial applications that were thriving around this time. They also however had a small section within the company manufacturing Rawhide Hammers and Mallets.

In 1920, considering the rapid growth, it was decided set up a separate company and Thor Hammer Company Limited was incorporated specifically for the production of hammers and mallets. The best range of Mjolnirs on the market? Definitely!