Patent Enamel Co Ltd 1889 - 1960

Selly Oak, Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom

This company built in 1889 at Selly Oak, the first factory specifically devoted to enameled iron sign making. It had twelve furnaces for fusing the enamel, two scaling furnaces, and a large printing room, plus a huge area for steampipe drying. The company also smelted its own enamels and colour oxides. It is believed that the factory was decommissioned and demolished in the 1960's.