Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Steel Ceilings

From Graces Guide
1938. Welded Steel Factory.



of 415 Old Ford Road, London, E3.

of Hayes, Middlesex (1938)

Manufacturers and suppliers in Great Britain.

1916 Steleonite Metal Stamping Co was formed as a private concern by Max Heymann to make Steleonite steel ceilings

1928 Patent for Heyman steel tiles.

1928 Public company formed to acquire as a going concern Steleonite Metal Stamping Co, makers of ornamental steel ceilings, the only manufacturers of this type of ceiling in Britain or Europe[1]

1929 Increase in capital to acquire Lewis Construction Co, responsible for Lewis dove-tailed steel sheeting system as used on the railways[2] and sole selling rights of Tileonite Enamelled Metal Decorations[3]

1936 Dividends resumed after 6 years[4]

1937 Metal stampers and rollers.[5]

1937 The new larger factory was needed to cope with demand; Lewis Construction Co was a subsidiary; steel flats had been demonstrated at Kings Cross by the British Steel Association[6]

1938 Had moved to Hayes; had developed steel housing which had been approved by the Building Research Station; were taking steps to interest government in steel buildings[7]

1948 Company concentrated on dove-tail sheeting, aluminium and steel tiles; would bring modern cold forming plant into use when materials could be obtained[8]

c.1954 Merged with C. E. Harper Aircraft Co and name changed to the latter[9]


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 22, 1928
  2. The Times (London, England), Friday, Apr 12, 1929
  3. The Times, Oct 24, 1929
  4. The Times, Oct 15, 1936
  5. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  6. The Times, Nov 18, 1937
  7. The Times, Nov 25, 1938
  8. The Times, Oct 12, 1948
  9. The Times, Aug 05, 1955