Sales and marketing photographs

Scope and Content

These images were originally in two large volumes and appear to be part of a bigger series (as indicated by the original image numbers). They show photographs and prints of cars and parts taken for sales, marketing, advertising and general publicity purposes, as well as for use in company manuals and publications. Many of the photographs indicate who the cars had been sold to and frequently show the cars being delivered. There are also images of the interior and exterior of the Lanchester works at Armourer Mills, Montgomery Street, Sparkbrook, Birmingham.
The images had been pasted on to pages of old receipt books (usually two on each page) which were fire-damaged by the time they were purchased at auction by the university library in 1991. After conservation work the pages of the volumes were encapsulated and re-bound into six volumes. Most of the images were also digitised. Some images are missing from the volumes but have a description of what they were. Car registration numbers have been noted if visible in the images. Some of these images also appear in the glass plate section (LAN/7) of the Lanchester collection. The majority of images in this section of the catalogue do not have a description and the only means of identification is the image number.