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John I Thornycroft & Co Ltd, shipbuilders, engineers and motor vehicle manufacturers

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The summary includes a brief description of the collection(s) (usually including the covering dates of the collection), the name of the archive where they are held, and reference information to help you find the collection.

Alternative name(s):
  • Vosper Thornycroft (Later known as)
Date: 1880-1976
  • Southampton, Hampshire
Functions, occupations and activities: Engineering: Mechanical > Vehicle manufacturers | Engineering: Mechanical > Shipbuilding and marine engineering
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C119350 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/B6712 )
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
c1880-1964: corresp, tenders, specifications, trial reports, plans and technical papers
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive
See Guide, vol 2, 1980
1884-1968: corporate, accounting, order, staff and misc records
Southampton Archives Office
See LA Ritchie, The Shipbuilding Industry, 1992
1900-1972: records rel to production of commercial vehicles, incl c4000 photographs and glass negatives
Science Museum Library and Archives
See Annual Return 1995
1952-1976: L R Horsington's photographs from time as senior electrical engineer working for John I Thorneycroft and Vosper Thorneycroft (shipbuilders)
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Archives
See Annual Return 2017