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Palace of Westminster, the special cellar-flaps, laylights and duct covers installed during the rebuilding of the House of Commons must have struck terror into his heart. At the Southampton Terminal, the first sight many visitors glimpse of England, the concrete windows and internal stairs are of Hayward construction. In famous hospitals-- Guy's, the Middlesex, St. Mary's among them-- the discerning eye will detect Haywards' work.
    The national need to export had an indirect effect on the company's production. At the great warehouses the company's steel doors open and shut on the world's trade. At Union Street, orders from abroad were diverse and spasmodic compared with the pressing demands of home industries urgently requiring equipment before they themselves could export. French waggon doors, aluminium glazing bars for the Pakistan railway sheds, and roof-glazing and steel doors for Ireland were examples of direct exports. But the company's main contribution was and is its determination not to arrest building progress in other industries with export responsibilities by delays in supplying essential equipment.
    And so, after a hundred and seventy years we come into the present. It is difficult to give anything but the barest description of the many facets of the business over such a long period of time or to enumerate changes in methods of production. Any kind of catalogue must soon become dated.
    Many things, however, remain. Those early products, coal plates, ventilators, pavement and other lights are still prominent in the company's lists. Fire resisting doors and escape staircases, diving stages and other manufactures have been added later and today the range of manufacture is wider than it has ever been before.
    At Haywards, there is no mass production in the general meaning of the term; most products are "purpose made." The visitor to the Borough works or Enfield is impressed by the amount of handwork and craftsmanship still pursued. This varies naturally with requirements. Although modern economic conditions limit demands for highly artistic work, the company's