Daniel Ernest Perrin
Ernie Perrin was born in Lambeth in 1887.
In 1900 at the age of 13 he joined Herbert & Sons, where his father William was a scalemaker. Ernie himself trained as a scalemaker and remained with the Company for fifty years, retiring in 1950 from his position as Outside Scale Foreman.
This remarkable length of service matched that of his father William, who also completed 50 years with the Company.
The photograph on the right shows Ernie (centre) at a dinner held on 30th September 1950 at the Rutland Hotel, West Smithfield, to present tankards to all those employees who had completed 25 years service with the Company.
On the right is shown one of Ernie's business cards from 1927.