Papers of the Pressed Steel Fisher Division

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Text of chairman's speech to the Annual General Meeting, 1955-1957; annual reports and accounts for 1954, 1955, 1956; Pressed Steel Fisher (Cowley) Sports & Social Club: Monthly programme booklet, 1978; Fisher & Ludlow (1920) Ltd., Birmingham: original Memorandum and Articles of Association, 1920, with subsequent revisions, 1921-61; Pressed Steel Company (of Gt. Britain) Ltd.: reprint of original Memorandum with subsequent revisions (1926), 1960-7.

Administrative / Biographical History

Fl. 1940-1970, the Pressed Steel Company merged with the British Motor Corporation in 1965.

The shells of the Silver Shadow (a car made by Rolls Royce) were produced by Pressed Steel Fisher of Cowley, who had provided all the standard steel body shells since 1946.

Reference: MSS.226/PS


This collection forms part of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Archive (MSS.226).

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust in 1984.

Other Finding Aids

A paper catalogue to file level is available in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources. A catalogue to file level is available in electronic format on the Access to Archives (A2A) website at:

Authority records exist for Pressed Steel Fisher (GB 152 AAR2325) Pressed Steel Company Ltd. (GB 152 AAR2324).

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for publication of deposited material or the result of research based on it should be made to the Trust. The Trust reserves all rights to commercial exploitation and commercial publication. Please contact the Centre's staff for further details.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre holds the papers of other companies which form part of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Archive. These include papers of the British Motor Corporation, MSS.226BM.

Technical materials are retained by the BMIHT. Technical enquiries should be made direct to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, Archives and Information Service, Gaydon, Warwickshire.