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Details of PA 789
Reference: PA 789

These papers were created in the course of a project undertaken by Joan Lane to compile a register of archives held by engineering and motor industry companies in and around Coventry. The project was initiated by Dr Kenneth Richardson, Senior Lecturer in Social and Economic History at the Lanchester Polytechnic and was funded by the Social Science Research Council.


A copy of the Register issued in 1977 is held in the Record Office Search Room library (class no 016.338). It contains lists of records, prefaced with brief company histories, for the following:


Alvis Ltd


Automachinery Ltd


Bluemel Bros Ltd/Dover Ltd


Brico Ltd


Calcott Bros


Coventry Climax


Coventry Motor and Sundries Co Ltd


Coventry Motor Bodies Co


Covrad Ltd


Daimler Ltd


Alfred Herbert Ltd


Humber Ltd, Hillman Ltd, Singer Ltd, Sunbeam Talbot Ltd


Jaguar Cars


Lanchester Motor Co


Motor Panels (Coventry) Ltd


M L Magneto Syndicate Ltd


Pistons (Ltd) Coventry


Radenite Batteries Ltd


Rover Co Ltd


M H Spencer Ltd


Standard Motor Co, Forward Radiator Co, Mulliners Ltd


Torrington Co Ltd


Webster and Bennett Ltd


The supplement within the volume relates to:


Brett's Stamping Co Ltd


Matrix Ltd (Coventry Gauge and Tool)




The files have been weeded, draft and copy lists and other information contained within the final register having been removed in the course of listing. There were files for the following companies containing only a copy standard introductory letter from Joan Lane to the company; these files have been destroyed:


Alpha Engineering Co, Osborne Road


BBF Co Ltd, Melbourne Road


Blakemore and Sons Ltd, Godiva Place


Carbodies Ltd, Holyhead Road


Cornercroft Engineering Ltd, Ace Works, Parkside


Earlsmoor Tools Ltd, Moor Street, Earlsdon


Fletchamstead Engineering Co Ltd, Fletchamstead Highway


E O French Ltd, New Buildings


Samuel Gill and Sons Ltd, Lythalls Lane


Globe Foundry Ltd, Swallow Road


F Hawthorne and Co, 31 Parkside


Fred Lee and Co Ltd, Torrington Avenue


Taylor Gauge and Tool Ltd, Swan Lane


Western Engineering Co, Burnsall Road


W J Westley, National Works, back of 146 Spon Street

Date: 20th Century
Held by: Coventry Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Lane, Joan, fl 1977, of Warwickshire

Physical description: 45 files
Immediate source of acquisition:

Items deposited in Coventry City Record Office by Dr Joan Lane, 47 Newbold Terrace, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, 21 September 1979

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