53 Lilian Road, Streatham, SW16
Borough of Mitcham List of Factories,
Town Clerk’s Department,
Available at Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre at Morden Library.
Reference L2 (670) MIT
The company bought the gas mantle factory of Robin Ltd. in 1939. They used part of the factory for production of water meters, petrol pumps and steam valves. Source: Mitcham Borough Council minutes, page 476, volume 5.
Newcastle Evening Chronicle – Friday 15 August 1958
RAIDERS GAG WATCHMAN, GRAB £3,000
MR. TED PARKER, 68, a night watchman, was bound and gagged by six bandits who raided Beck Meters Ltd. of Mitcham (Surrey) today and stole about £3,000 from two safes which they blew open. The gang cut through a chain wire fence into the grounds of the factory, made their way to the despatch department and overpowered Mr. Parker. They bound him to a chair, gagged him and taped his mouth with sticking plaster.
Minutes of meetings held by the Mitcham Borough Council are available on request from the Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre at Morden Library.