Scope and Content

The records comprise mainly 1920's and 1930's advertising and servicing publications for steam engineering products, thrashing machinery, tractors and electric vehicles.

Administrative / Biographical History

Garretts of Leiston, founded in 1778, are one of the eldest English agricultural engineerning firms, although during the twentieth century no longer specifically geared to the agricultural market.


P Publications, Promotions and Advertising Records

P2/A Individual Advertising and Servicing Publications

1-31 Richard Garrett & Sons Ltd, Leiston, Suffolk

32-42 Richard Garrett Engineering Works Ltd, Leiston Suffolk

43-45 Agricultural and General Engineers Ltd, Central House, Kingsway, London

46 Roadless Traction Ltd, Hounslow, Middlesex

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Material deposited in May 1970, July 1973 T70/15 and T73/21


Compiled by Caroline Gould, 20 November 2002

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life

Conditions Governing Use

Please contact the Archivist

Related Material

Business records are available at Ipswich and East Sussex Record Office.

Geographical Names