The Skarsten Manufacturing Co. Ltd started in WGC in 1934 when Anders Skarsten arrived from Norway and started manufacturing his unique paint and wood scrapers.

Skarston Manufacturing Co
A Skarsten 'Awlscrew' - showing the awl part (pictured on the right) and the screwdriver part (on the left) of this dual purpose tool. This item was kindly donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by John S as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
Skarston Manufacturing Co
A Skarsten file and a single bladed scraper are the latest tools for the archive! Both were donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust by Peter N as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
Skarston Manufacturing Co
Skarston Manufacturing Co
Skarsten Manufacturing Company factory at 21 Hyde Way photographed in June 1977 by Ken Wright who kindly donated this image to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
Skarston Manufacturing Co
Skarston Manufacturing Co
Detail of the Skarsten Dual Scraper donated to the WGC Heritage Trust archive by John S showing the two different blades.
Skarston Manufacturing Co
A Skarsten Dual Scraper donated to the WGC Heritage Trust archive by John S.
Skarston Manufacturing Co
Skarsten Electric Stripper Scraper with box - purchased from Harrods and priced 70 shillings. Donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Roger T as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
Skarston Manufacturing Co
Skarsten publicity leaflet - listing different types of scrapers. Donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Roger T as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
Skarston Manufacturing Co
Skarsten Electric Stripper Scraper - underside showing the heating unit which softened the paint which was removed after heating by the scraper attachment (on the left). Donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Roger T as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
Skarston Manufacturing Co
Skarsten Scraper no. 62 (single blade) - donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Leslie W as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
Skarston Manufacturing Co
Staff working at the Skarsten Manufacturing Co. factory c1938. This image is from the WGC Library Local Studies Collection.
Skarston Manufacturing Co
Staff working at the Skarsten Manufacturing Co. factory. This image is from the WGC Library Local Studies Collection.
 
 
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