Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,096 pages of information and 233,633 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
of Carlisle and Newcastle
1799 Company established.
1898 The company was registered on 30 March, to acquire a business of decorated tin box manufacturers, colour printers and lithographers. 
1898 Incorporated as a private limited company.
1914 Lithographers and decorated sheet metal box manufacturers. Specialities: chromo, lithographing, printing on tin plates, decorated sheet metal boxes, show cards and metal tablets. Employees 1,150. 
1921 A controlling interest was acquired by Metal Box Co