Some of the fascinating objects brought along to the Zion Hall event by Dr Terry Daniels, causing much delight and discussion. What exactly are they?
In advance of the web site, we can reveal that in the top left: Jan Seward’s sister owned this marvellous metal kangaroo (and a giraffe). She worked as secretary to the Sales Manager at MCL in Pool Lane, Causeway Green, until it closed.
In the entrance of MCL in Pool Lane, Causeway Green, there used to be a display cabinet in the entrance containing a collection of the animals- this display was known as the known as the MCL Zoo. They were produced by workers in the late 1940’s, early 1950’s – possibly to do with the Festival of Britain. They were also used at Sales and Industrial Fairs and were pictured in sales literature. The last time that they were exhibited was in the 1970’s at the NEC, Birmingham. MCL were manufacturers of precision repetition products from bar in all sizes, and metals, including nuts, bolts, and screws. They also made compressor equipment and all types of automatic, milling, capstan and assembly work.