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October 1949.
1951. Tubular Steel Furniture.
June 1953.

Practical Equipment Ltd (PEL) of Rounds Green, Oldbury, Near Birmingham. Telephone: Birmingham Broadwell 1500. cables: "Equip, Oldbury". London Showroom: 15 Henrietta Place, W1

1932 Tube Investments formed a new subsidiary company Pel to make steel furniture[1].

1931/33 Armchair with cantilevered frame and green upholstery. [2]

1932/36 Dining table with tubular steel base and wooden top made by Pel in 1933-36, and dining chairs with cantilevered tubular steel frames made in 1932-34. [3]

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Tubular Steel Desks, Chairs and Tables for Offices and Waiting Rooms. "Pel" Tubular Steel Nesting Chairs and Tables for Canteens and similar purposes. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. B.1428) [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 6 December 1932
  2. [1] vads: Design Council Slide Collection
  3. [2] vads: Design Council Slide Collection
  4. 1947 British Industries Fair p214