(From the Sun archives) Photo Sun Engraving's self-promotion.
The company produced a steady stream of promotional items - from technical reference publications, magazines, and brochures to collectable wall calendars (one features designs by Eric Gill) and desk calendars, blotters, proportion wheels, and even glass paperweights, such as the example shown here.
The Garratt family lived in one of the houses on the right, and Jack could remember the factory before Sun Engraving acquired it in 1919.
The houses, built in 1914, were the first in Watford to have electricity.
The firm's founders worked alongside their employees in those early days and are thought to be in this picture - J. (Archie) Hughes (back row, far right) and Edward Hunter, in winged collar and fur-trimmed jacket (second row, far right).