Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,405 pages of information and 233,863 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
1938 A list of companies:
Developments in the industry were more or less continuous up to about 1880, including:
For an overview of the developments in the tinplate industry see The Basic Industries of Great Britain by Aberconway: Chapter IXX