Today I will blog about my search for the Metal Box Company of Malaya. The company later became CarnaudMetalbox (might be related to CarnaudMetalbox Engineering) and produced aluminium drink cans and tin cans for packaging kerosene and cooking oil, according to the oldies.
I’m not sure whether the March 2009 photo is a “second shot” of the 1963 one. All I know is, when I was walking along that stretch of Woodlands Road, the coconut? trees behind the fence looked quite out of place. I don’t think these were the same trees in the 1963 photos, but this was as if nature’s way of telling me, “those trees mark the spot, dude!”
Coincidentally, if you look at my next photo, there is a bus stop just before the overhead bridge. Could this be the same bus stop in the 1963 photo but upgraded?
Looking at the 1983 Street Directory, my location certainly looks like where Metal Box Company used to be located.
What do you think, readers? Have I found what was once Metal Box Company of Malaya?
This was the photo taken by yg of the old gate, as mentioned in the comments:
Articles in the series:
Part 1 – Was This Metal Box Company of Malaya?