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Universal Grinding Wheel Co. Ltd, Stafford

Showing four of the battery of kilns. This department is where the raw product was vitrified to form the grinding wheel. The kiln shown in the foreground is in course of firing and had a capacity of 14 ...

Universal Grinding Wheel Co. Ltd, Stafford

The Laboratory block at the Universal Grinding Wheel factory on Doxey Road, Stafford, built in 1947. It adjoined the main Office building (off the picture, to the left). The origins of Universal go ...

Universal Grinding Wheel Co. Ltd, Stafford

Factory No.3 at the Universal Grinding Wheel Co. factory on Doxey Road, Stafford. This is where machining and finishing processes took place. The origins of Universal go back to Rooper & Harris Ltd’s ...

Universal Grinding Wheel Co. Ltd, Stafford

Some of the plant used in the manufacture of rubber bonded grinding wheels. Inside Factory No.2 at the Universal Grinding Wheel factory on Doxey Road, Stafford. The origins of Universal go back to ...

Universal Grinding Wheel Co. Ltd, Stafford

Plant used for the preparation of the powdered bonding materials used in grinding wheels. Inside Factory No.1 at the Universal Grinding Wheel factory on Doxey Road, Stafford. The origins of Universal ...

Universal Grinding Wheel Co. Ltd, Stafford

A corner of the engineering shop where tools and machines are manufactured and kept in best condition to ensure a high quality of production of grinding wheels. Inside Factory No.1 at the Universal Grinding ...

Universal Grinding Wheel Co. Ltd, Stafford

One of the departments where abrasives and bonds are mixed and prepared for the pressing operations. Inside Factory No.1 at the Universal Grinding Wheel factory on Doxey Road, Stafford. The origins ...

Universal Grinding Wheel Co. Ltd, Stafford

View of the stock room and storage of large and small grinding wheels. Inside Factory No.3 at the Universal Grinding Wheel factory on Doxey Road, Stafford. The origins of Universal go back to Rooper ...

Universal Grinding Wheel Co. Ltd, Stafford

The inspection for accuracy of grade and dimensions of grinding wheels. Inside Factory No.3 at the Universal Grinding Wheel factory on Doxey Road, Stafford. The origins of Universal go back to Rooper ...

Universal Grinding Wheel Co. Ltd, Stafford

The main office building of the Universal Grinding Wheel factory on Doxey Road, Stafford, built in 1937 and demolished early 2020. The origins of Universal go back to Rooper & Harris Ltd’s Castle ...

Universal Grinding Wheel Co. Ltd, Stafford

A line for drying units which remove the moisture from wheels before they are vitrified in kilns at high temperature. Inside Factory No.1 at the Universal Grinding Wheel factory on Doxey Road, Stafford. ...

Universal Grinding Wheel Co. Ltd, Stafford

A corner of the shaping shop where the wheels are taken from the moulds and roughly turned into shape. Inside Factory No.1 at the Universal Grinding Wheel factory on Doxey Road, Stafford, built in 1912. ...

Universal Grinding Wheel Co. Ltd, Stafford

Grinding methods past and present. Universal Grinding Wheel, Doxey Road, Stafford.

Universal Grinding Wheel Co. Ltd, Stafford

Finishing a grinding wheel to close tolerances by grinding, at the Universal Grinding Wheel factory on Doxey Road, Stafford. The origins of Universal go back to Rooper & Harris Ltd’s Castle Works factory, ...

V.E. Day, English Electric Co., Stafford

The Meter Shop, decorated for V.E. Day at the end of World War II. Women employees involved in the production of vitally important precision instruments to assist with the war effort. The English ...

Van built by John Bagnall's Engineering Works, Stafford,

The bodywork of this van was made by John Bagnall's Carriage Works for R. Fenton, Weston Hall, Stafford. The van is pictured outside the Victoria Works in South Walls.

Victory celebrations, English Electric Co., Stafford

Female employees celebrate Victory at the end of World War Two in one of the typing pools on the Lichfield Road Site in Stafford; note the decorations and tin hats hanging on the wall. In later years ...

W.G. Bagnall Ltd. staff dance, Stafford

Group of people at W.G. Bagnall Ltd. staff dance, possibly at the Borough Hall, Stafford