Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,148 pages of information and 233,681 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
Its roots go back to the Iron and Steel Institute which was established in 1869. It received Royal Charters in 1899 and 1975.
2005 Merged with the Institute of Packaging
2006 Merged with the Institute of Clay Technology
2009 Embraced the activities and membership of the Institute of Wood Science
2010 Also included the Institute of Vitreous Enamellers.
Incorporated the Titanium Information Group (formed 1988)
Incorporated the European Association for Brazing and Soldering
2019 Celebrated 150 years since the formation of the Iron and Steel Institute