Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 143,439 pages of information and 230,054 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
1936 Founded by Frederick William Thorpe and his son Ernest Thorpe.
1939 Moved to Welby Road, Hall Green, Birmingham.
1963 Moved to Kings Norton, Birmingham.
1965 Became a public limited company.
1989 Moved to a new factory at Redditch.