James Ferguson & Sons, Ltd.

Lea Park Works,
Prince Georges Road
Merton, SW19

Moulding Composition and Chemicals

1949 aerial photo from Britain From Above

Listed in the Borough of Mitcham List of Factories,
Town Clerk’s Department,
July 1963.
Available at Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre at Morden Library.
Reference L2 (670) MIT

News Articles

Acid stream kills man

A man died and two others were injured last night when the bung of a drum flew out and a stream of acid squirted into their faces. The dead man was Henry Harris, aged 47, of Cavendish Grove. Lambeth. He died of burns and shock in Wilson Hospital, Mitcham. Charles Knight was kept in for observation, and a third man went home after treatment. They were opening drum of phenol-carbolic acid at the factory of James Ferguson and Sons, Prince George’s-road, Mitcham. The pressure of gas forced the bung out.

Source: Daily Herald – Friday 11 August 1950 from the British Newspaper Archive (subscription required)

Listed in 1938 commercial directory as ebonite dust manufacturers trading as “NESTORIUS”, telephone number was MIT 2283

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