1858 to 2019


We are an independent Preston-based family firm, suppliers to the public and trade since 1858


Now in its sixth generation, the business founded by Richard Slinger, was then situated in the heart of Preston, specialising in wood working machinery at a time prior to the advent of electric power. His son William took the decision to carry a broader range of ironmongery items.


Slingers shop on Fishergate? around 1930???
Slingers shop on Friargate c1906

We've taken all the innovations of the years in our stride.

We've come a long way.