Contact Details

Please Note: In December 2014 Arthur Black was acquired by Brooks Forgings Ltd who shall continue to offer the same services to all new and existing customers.

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Brooks Forgings Ltd
Doulton Road
Cradley Heath
West Midlands
B64 5QJ

Telephone: 01384 563356
Fax: 01384 563357 

Business Hours

Monday - Friday

08.30 - 17.00

Please see contact us page for workshop hours.


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Bosun's Chairs

At Arthur Black (General Smiths) Ltd we produce these steel framed Bosun's Chairs.  We have recently seen a rise in demand in this particular product and so have upped our production so that we now carry a small amount of stock items ready to ship to customers quickly.

The steel frames and fiberglass seats allow for a longer and more effiecient work period as the person being suspended does not tire as quickly as he/she would do in a harness alone.  These seats are tested and galvanised, ensuring that the product will be safe to use and will be hardy enough to last in most climates.   


New Premises: First Big Job

In January 2012 Arthur Black (General Smiths) Ltd relocated to an industrial unit in Cradley Heath.  After two years of producing our work in other businesses spaces, it was a great relief to be free to work without the time constraints placed upon us by others. 

We recenly secured and produced our first large order in this new space.  800 off components with a bent ring at each end.  One ring is 63mm I/D and the other is 38mm I/d.  To make the job even more interesting it is produced using 14mm DIA bar.

The components are then welded, cleaned and sent off for galvanising before being tested to a SWL and delivered to our customer.



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