Hyders Ltd., art metal workers : records

Scope and Content

Albums of designs arranged by product type including firescreens, jardinir̈es, letterplates, radiator grilles and switchplates (ca. 1930 - ca. 1980); files of designs with annotations of costings and design number, arranged by product type including candlesticks, chairs, cocktail cabinets, fenders, firescreens, gates, mirrors, railings, standard lamps, stools and tables (ca. 1930 - ca. 1980); Hyders Ltd catalogues (ca. 1930 - ca. 1980); portfolios of designs with annotations of client name and price details including bedheads, coffee tables, early ironwork and wallbrackets (ca. 1930 - ca. 1980); H.W. Landon & Brothers catalogue of stampings for wrought iron work (1969); files of presentation drawings of wrought iron work (undated); photographs of Hyders Ltd exhibition stands, products and showrooms (undated).

Administrative / Biographical History

Hyders Ltd (1925 - 1994) developed from a building company at Crouch, Kent. The company produced a range of hand-forged wrought ironwork including balustrades, electrical fittings, garden furniture, gates, railings, wellheads and various items for the home. These were sold direct to customers and through retail outlets including Harrods. The ironworks and showroom were on the same site at Plaxtol, Kent. The company exhibited at a number of national and international exhibitions and won a Diplm̥e Commm̌oratif at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1937. The company ceased trading in November 1994.


Series 1.1: Design Drawings- Ring binders

Series 1.2: Design Drawings- Portfolios and loose design drawings

Series 1.3: Design drawings- Large volumes

Series 2: Ephemera and photographs

Series 3: Master drawings

Access Information

This archive collection is available for consultation in the V&A Study Rooms by appointment only. Full details of access arrangements may be found here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/archives/.

Access to some of the material may be restricted. These restrictions are noted in the catalogue where relevant.

Acquisition Information

Given by Hyders Ltd., 1995, AAD/1995/2.

Given by Tony Hyder, 2014, AAD/2014/15.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on copying and commercial reproduction may be found here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/archives/.