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Stainless and Non-Corrosive Metals Co

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The founder and managing director of the company was Miss C. Griff.[1]

1922 Miss Griff established the company at 14 Weaman Street, Birmingham, assisted by former foundry manager, Caroline Maud Davis. Other directors were the Hon. Gabrielle Borthwick and Lady Gertrude Crawford.

The company made small, cast ornamental items, railway fittings, lamp reflectors, and tin openers, using Griff’s own stainless steel colouring method. This enterprise, managed by and employing women, attracted worldwide press coverage but was not a financial success

1925 The company was wound up voluntarily; Cleone Griff was chairman; Florence Durant was appointed liquidator.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1924/09/19
  2. London Gazette 29 December 1925