I was on my way to work the other day, and spotted the old Mansfield Metalbox site is back up for sale! It had originally been bought by a religious organisation, and they were trying to crowdfund enough money to build a megachurch. Many of the local residents were not particularly happy about that, but […]
Cathy sent us an email with a picture of this wonderful tin dating from aroun 1862. If any ex-metalbox staff can help us identify what it was and what was in it that would be great. Please comment below 🙂
I’m always interested to hear about Metalbox tins cropping up in interesting places, so when Monica from Norway emailed me, I just had to get it on the blog to share. She found this tin and reached out to us to find out if it held any value – i’m not sure it does but […]
We had an email from a fan in Australia, who sent in a picture of this beautiful embossed metal container; He asks; “Hello, Attached is a photo of a metal container I found at my mothers in Australia. I believe it may have been made by Barringer, Wallis & Manners in the 1930s. Any assistance […]
We were contacted by a Mr Hughes who sent in old photos that included his family members, all who worked at the Mansfield metalbox from 1927 to 1980. Do you recognise anyone in the photos? If so, comment below! 🙂 If you have any pictures or memories you would like to share, click here!
A big thanks to David Hughes who has sent us this lovely little bit of history about the Mansfield Metalbox site, right back to when it was Barringers, Wallace and Manners – so a couple of years ago! My Grandpa, Leslie Wass, worked at Metal Box for 39 years (from the Barringers, Wallace and Manners […]