A 1956 catalogue of kitchen cabinets manufactured by S Shear & Sons Ltd 53-55 St Matthews Row Bethnal Green. Furniture making was a very important industry and the 1948 Kellys Post Office Directory lists 156 Cabinet Makers and 90 Furniture Makers in the E2 postal district alone. The illustrated cabinets are from a time when ventilated but screened cabinets were needed as few working class families could yet afford a refrigerator.