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                                  UNITED STATES

                             WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                   FORM 12b-25

                                                  Commission File Number: 1-4987

                           NOTIFICATION OF LATE FILING

(Check One):  [ ] Form 10-K  [ ] Form 11-K   [ ] Form 20-F   [X] Form 10-Q   [ ] Form N-SAR

                         For Period Ended June 30, 2002

[ ] Transition Report on Form 10-K      [ ] Transition Report on Form 10-Q
[ ] Transition Report on Form 20-F      [ ] Transition Report on Form N-SAR
[ ] Transition Report on Form 11-K

For the Transition Period Ended:

            Read attached instructions sheet before preparing form. Please print
or type.

            Nothing in this form shall be construed to imply that the Commission
has verified any information contained herein.

            If the  notification  relates  to a portion  of the  filing  checked
above, identify the Item(s) to which the notification relates:

                                     PART I
                             REGISTRANT INFORMATION

Full name of registrant:   SL Industries, Inc.

Former name if applicable

Address of principal executive office (Street and number)
520 Fellowship Road, Suite A114

City, state and zip code Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

                                     PART II
                            Rules 12b-25 (b) AND (c)

            If the subject report could not be filed without unreasonable effort
or expense and the  registrant  seeks  relief  pursuant to Rule  12b-25(b),  the
following should be completed. (Check box if appropriate.)

|X|         (a) The reasons  described in reasonable  detail in Part III of this
            form could not be eliminated without unreasonable effort or expense;

|X|         (b) The subject annual report, semi-annual report, transition report
            on Form 10-K,  20-F,  11-K or Form N-SAR, or portion thereof will be
            filed on or before the 15th calendar day  following  the  prescribed
            due date; or the subject  quarterly  report or transition  report on
            Form 10-Q,  or portion  thereof will be filed on or before the fifth
            calendar day following the prescribed due date; and

| |         (c) The  accountant's  statement or other  exhibit  required by Rule
            12b-25(c) has been attached if applicable.

                                    PART III

            State below in  reasonable  detail the reasons why Form 10-K,  11-K,
20-F, 10-Q, N-SAR or the transition report or portion thereof could not be filed
within the prescribed time period.

            Based upon  discussions  with Grant  Thornton LLP, our new auditors,
the Registrant determined it was necessary to accumulate additional information.
The  Registrant  was unable to file the Form 10-Q for the fiscal  quarter  ended
June 30, 2002 (the "Report") without  unreasonable  effort or expense due to the
related  delays  in  gathering  the  information  for  inclusion  in the  Report
associated therewith.

                                     PART IV
                                OTHER INFORMATION

            (1) Name and telephone number of person to contact in regard to this

             David Nuzzo                 (856)                  727-1500
                (Name)                (Area Code)         (Telephone Number)

            (2) Have all other  periodic  reports  required  under Section 13 or
15(d) of the  Securities  Exchange  Act of 1934 or Section 30 of the  Investment
Company Act of 1940 during the  preceding 12 months or for such  shorter  period
that the  registrant  was  required to file such  report(s)  been filed?  If the
answer is no, identify report(s). |X| Yes | | No


            (3) Is it  anticipated  that any  significant  change in  results of
operations  for the  corresponding  period  for the  last  fiscal  year  will be
reflected by the  earnings  statements  to be included in the subject  report or
portion thereof?
                                                                | | Yes |X| No

            If so:  attach  an  explanation  of  the  anticipated  change,  both
narratively and  quantitatively,  and, if  appropriate,  state the reasons why a
reasonable estimate of the results cannot be made.

                               SL Industries, Inc.
                  (Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

            Has  caused  this  notification  to be signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: August 15, 2002               By: /s/ David R. Nuzzo
     ----------------                   ----------------------------------------
                                        David R. Nuzzo
                                        Chief Financial Officer

INSTRUCTION. The form may be signed by an executive officer of the registrant or
by any other duly  authorized  representative.  The name and title of the person
signing  the form  shall  be typed or  printed  beneath  the  signature.  If the
statement is signed on behalf of the registrant by an authorized  representative
(other than an executive officer), evidence of the representative's authority to
sign on behalf of the registrant shall be filed with the form.


Intentional misstatements or omissions of fact constitute Federal criminal violations. (See 18 U.S.C. 1001)