Stewart & Gray, Ltd.

Paisley Works
Swains Road

Vitreous Enamellers. Part of Escol Group according to 1964 ad, see below. Possibly changed name to Escol Panels Ltd., see 1967 ad.

1949 OS map

From the Mitcham News & Mercury, 27th January 1961:

New Mirror building

SPECIALISTS in vitreous enamelled steel panels, Stewart and Gray Ltd., Paisley Works, Swains Road, have their work featured in the vast new Daily Mirror-Sunday Pictorial building at Holborn. Their panels are in many new buildings in London and the rest of the country.

About 40 young children of employees attended a New Years party given by the firm at the White Hart, Mitcham. Each was given a present.

From the Mitcham News & Mercury, 10th February 1961:

LONDON’S tallest building, the 33-storey office block being
built at Millbank, will embody enamelled architectural steel panels made by Stewart and Gray, Swains Road, Tooting Junction.

The factory has now geared its works mainly to the production enamelled architectural panels.

A recent project was the new quarter-mile long Ilford factory at Basildon which incorporates 35,000 square feet of yellow porcelain enamelled panels.

Among customers of their large export business are Scandinavia, India, Jamaica, Persia, and Hong Kong.

1964 ad

1967 ad


Maps are reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

Listed in the 1963 Borough of Mitcham List of Factories. Available at Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre at Morden Library.
Reference L2 (670) MIT

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