Factories,  India

Bengal Enamel Works LTD

Bengal Enamel Works Limited had a large factory just outside Calcutta.

They produced a long row of enamel signs and products.

The Indian army bought their Enamel plates from Bengal Enamel Works, and the factory also produced the “ESSO Elephant Kerosene” signs that were common all over India and Sri Lanka.

The firm started on April the 6th 1921 and closed sometime in 2004.

The Enamel Institute has released this 1955 film, that explains how porcelain enamel is made
Making enamel signs.
The Bengal Enamel Works today

Today the Bengal Enamel factory still stands, but the only part of the building in use, is the small post office, that still bares the factory’s name.

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