The local South London gas company, South Metropolitan, made many appliances - cookers among them. I would be grateful if someone could confirm, or otherwise, if they were made at their Norman Road works in Greenwich.
Anyway - the following article comes from the Company's house magazine 'Co-partnership
Journal' and dates from 1908
Our picture shows "Metro. 2' -one that has been returned to the Stores after a career of unsurpassed brilliance. This cooker has been through a conflagration on the premises in which it was fixed, and, remaining at its post like the hero of Mrs. Hemnns' ballad, has emerged in the condition shown. The cast iron has been melted by the intense heat, which also fused a portion of the slag-wool packing.