Stanley Lee (1905 - 1988)
Stan Lee was born on 12th May 1905, and joined the Company in Goswell Road in March 1921 just before his 16th birthday.
He was formally apprenticed two years later in 1923 – his pay was then 4d per hour, which rose to 6˝d in his third year.
In 1929 he transferred to be an outside scale mechanic, and in September 1937 resigned and joined our then competitor Swift Scale Co., rejoining us in July 1938.
During WWII he was in a reserved occupation with the Company, as we were almost fully engaged on war work. He was also member of the Factory fire fighting team, and after work he belonged to the local ARP.
In the late 1940s he was promoted to Scale Shop foreman, and then to Technical Engineer responsible for scale development.
Stan is pictured (left) adjusting a fan scale at Angel Road, Edmonton in 1948. On his right is Fred Smallbone (Scale Shop Foreman) and on the far right Fred Betts (Scalemaker).
He suffered from poor health, so on the Company’s move to Haverhill in 1968, he took early retirement.
Stan died in January 1988 at his home in Borehamwood.