TRICO is an acronym for The Rustless Iron Company, founded in Keighley in the 1890s. It specialised in the vitreous enamelling of metal products and components, from baths to cap badges.

The firm was based at Lawkholme Lane for 112 years.

Enamel was far more hygienic for cooking and easier to clean than any previous material and became the mainstay of kitchens.

The widespread use of plastics, that began in the 1950s, together with the decline of the UK manufacturing base meant a reduction of the enamelling industry.

In 1998, the firm relocated to Bingley and was bought out by Mariner Holdings PLC.

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