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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 109,635 pages of information and 151,999 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Around 100,000 visitors visit the site each month and there are some 400,000 page views in that period.

Additions are being made to the information on Grace's Guide daily.

Copyright. You may copy and use any of the content of this site provided you make a clear link on your web site or printed matter to Grace's Guide to British Industrial History as the source of that information. We endeavour to ensure the information we publish is free of other copyrights but it is essential that you check for yourself before using.


We are always keen to acquire early magazines, books, directories, photographs etc. to help with this project.

We also need additional Contributors with a specialist knowledge of industrial subjects that they can share with others through Grace's Guide.

Please contact us initially via the Contact Us form or email the 'editor' at '

There are many articles that are not included in the above categories and they can be found by using the Search box.

Grace's Guide Ltd is a charity (No.1154342]) for the advancement of the education of the public in the subject of the Industrial and Engineering History of the UK.


You may copy and use any of the content of Grace's Guide for any purpose provided you make a clear link on your web site or printed matter to Grace's Guide as the source of that information. You cannot copy the graphical design of the page. And that's all there is to it. Enjoy.

For the detailed legal bit: Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".

It is never our intention to deliberately infringe the copyright of any other person or organisation. If you have any concerns on the content of this publication, then please use the 'Contact Us' form and we will immediately investigate the issue and take whatever action is necessary to rectify the matter. As a volunteer organisation and strictly non-profit making our only concern is to preserve information for future generations.