About Us

Charlesworths specialise in high quality, small quantity plastic injection & compression mouldings in all thermoplastic and thermosetting materials. Willie J Charlesworth first set up business 1897 in Washwood Heath Birmingham producing small tools and bicycles. Before long he was machining plastics plugs & sockets for the emerging wireless industry. This lead to him forming Charlesworth Mouldings with three of his sons, Percy, Leslie & William. By 1941 with the retirement of his father, Percy with his son Cyril set up on their own as Charlesworth & Son which over 70 years later is still being run by his family.

Charlesworths have teamed up with Brookes & Adams Ltd www.banda.co.ukand BIP http://www.bip.co.uk/ to make use of the original moulds & materials to bring back a range of decorative moulded Bandalasta first produce by Brookes & Adams in the 1920's "the ideal picnic and dainty table ware". in Beetle urea & melamine along with bakelite phenolics. 

A range of articles for camping, caravaning, yachting along with tableware for the home. These mouldings were known for their light bright colours & marbled effects, a first for plastic, which until the invention by BIP of their Beetle urea formaldehyde in 1924 had been restricted the dark colours of Bakelite.