Elster Jeavons Ltd, Tipton

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yamahapaul

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The original Elster Jeavons Ltd was founded in 1919. In 1920, it became a Private Company. It was made a Public Company in 1956.

1961 - Manufacturers of gas pressure governors and ancillary equipment, also domestic copper tube fittings. They had 124 employees on site at this time. They were a major player in the UK gas industry, manufacturing taps, regulators, flowmeters and other bits and pieces for over 70 years.

Elster Jeavons was the first company in the UK to use pressure die casting techniques for gas pressure regulators.

The company is now part of a MUCH bigger group with worldwide offices and it was simply not viable to keep this place open. The group manufactures a full range of gas pressure regulators and safety devices for both natural and LP gas industries. Elster Jeavons still market turbine, rotary and ultrasonic meters within the UK.

In June/July of 2006, Elster Jeavons closed its gas and water meter factory in Tipton with the loss of 150 jobs, in order to transfer production to Slovakia.
The most photogenic part outside, which I guess was the main entrance
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paper work, but you aint seen nothing yet..
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some random pics from around and about
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these offices were very mary celeste like...
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the calibration room, complete with electricity!
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there's some more here-

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yamahapaul/sets/72157612752237285/

and some HDRs around and about somewhere on my flickr..

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Great site & great pictures mate, really like the frontage and those Avery scales
 

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Thanks :) chavs have been in and there is graffitti on the walls of the calibration room (and other areas), but not much damage which is unusual, this may be because they are/ were using part of it as a disco....
 

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I agree, the facade is great. They really put a lot of effort into the appearance of an office / building in those days. It has a certain sort of dignity to it.
 

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I agree, the facade is great. They really put a lot of effort into the appearance of an office / building in those days. It has a certain sort of dignity to it.

I know and unless its listed I've no doubt it will be demolished, what a waste :mad:
 

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Agree with everyone else, I love that facade. I do hope it's kept if other parts are demolished. Love those Avery scales, and all that paperwork. :) I would have spent hours reading all that.

Excellent pics mate,

Cheers,

:) Sal
 

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I worked there from 1988 to 1997 and looked after the computers for the offices a the factory.

The lovely office pictured was sadly never used in the time I was there and was just a dumping ground for old files and computers.

The place didn’t change much in the time I was there and closed 9 years later. Some people worked there their entire lives. It was on the brink for many years really so the closure was inevitable.

The wooden staircase pictured was lethal and I slipped on there loads of times!

I had fond memories of this company as my first full time job and it took me out of boyhood into a man.

Happy to answer any questions anyone has.
 
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