Bald Faced Stag / KLG Factory

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Bald Faced Stag / KLG Factory
Uploaded by bluemax on 7th June 2012, © All rights reserved.

In 1912, working in the cellar of the disused Bald Faced Stag, racing car driver Kenelm Lee Guinness developed a spark plug that could withstand very high engine temper­atures. Its applic­ability to fast cars, motor­cycles and aeroplanes made the invention an immediate success and KLG became the largest employer in the area, with over 1,400 workers in 1918.(Hidden London, 2014)
The Bald Faced Stag along side the new KLG building before it was demolished to make way for an office building in the new factory complex.



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23rd August 2013 at 12:03AM
The Ford car in this picture would suggest a much later date than 1920, probably at least 1937.

Incidentally, the name KLG stood for Kenelm Lee Guinness, a racing driver who was part of the Guinness brewing family!

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