Lee Howl was an industrial pump factory based in Tipton. It was a completely self contained industry in that every component was designed and made at the site. There was a design studio, a pattern making carpentry workshop, a mould making workshop, a foundry, assembly lines, testing departments, paint shops and packing departments. Their products were sold all over the world as irrigation and drainage pumps. Not long after I photographed there the company was taken over by a large multi national and the plant closed down.