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  • Mr Brian Clough - Managing Director
  • Mr Ian Buxton - Works Manager


Although Hewitt & Topham Ltd possesses a wealth of skill and experience in the general precision engineering fields, the company specialises in the manufacture of custom made gears, including spur gears, helical gears, bevel gears and worm gears, and supplies the subcontract and spares market both nationally and internationally. 

The company manufactures custom made gears to customer designs and/or samples in a number of different materials. All the recognised types of gears are continually in production, from 2.5m in diameter down to 6mm diameter.

Spur Gears 

Spur gears are those that have the teeth cut parallel to the axis of the shaft. A cross section of the tooth is identical for both size and shape along the entire length.


Single Helical Gears 

With helical gearing the teeth mesh gradually and at no period is the full width of any one tooth completely engaged.

Double Helical Gears 

Double helical gears give the same advantages and smoothness as single helical gears, but with the added value of a much greater strength in the contact of the teeth and no side ways force.

Bevel Gears 

The majority of bevel gearing made is for shafts at right angles to each other, and with the apex of the pitch cones lying at the same point. The size of the tooth diminishes as the cone apex is approached; the contour of the tooth also alters as the tooth size decreases.

Spiral Bevel Gears 

As the teeth overlap and give a continuous pitch line contact with more teeth in mesh at any one time, the load is transmitted without shock or sudden impact loadings on the teeth which gives rise to noise and vibration.

Worm Gears

A wheel gear always accompanies these gears. Worm gearing is another method of driving two shafts the axes of which normally lie at right angles to each other. The usual driving member, the worm, may have either a single or multi-start thread.


Rack gears have their teeth cut on a flat surface. As there is no curvature on the pitch line, teeth cut to a basic in volute tooth form have straight sides.

The teeth may be cut at right angles to the direction of travel as for a spur gear, or inclined if to mesh with a helical gear.




Internal and External In volute Splines 

Internal and External Straight Splines 

Chain Wheels (Sprockets) 



Broaching , Slotting, Screw cutting (Acme, square and 'V'), Turning, Milling, Grinding, Drilling, Laping, Tooth Rounding, Keywaying



Registration Number: 01098508
VAT Number: n/a
Registered at Companies House:26 February, 1973 (50 years and 9 months ago)
No of Employees: 11-20
Annual Turnover: n/a
Company Type:
  • Manufacturer
  • Service Providers

Opening Times

Monday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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