Agreements, 1936-1949; various financial records, includes monthly analysis of sales and production costs, 1947-1958, general ledgers, 1951-1967, papers relating to annual accounts, including stock details, c. 1957-1971, purchase balances, 1972-1973; correspondence relating to projects, suppliers and other firms in the industry, c. 1969-1974.
Jensen Motors Ltd
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Jensen brothers began their business as coachbuilders, when they took over the firm of W.J. Smith and Sons. They became motor manufacturers in 1935/6 and began lorry manufacture in 1939. This aspect of manufacture was replaced by subcontract work.
After both brothers had resigned as a result of ill-health, the company was successively owned by the Norcros Group, William Brandt, the merchant bankers and the Californian business man Kjell Qvale. The firm went into liquidation in 1976.
Reference: Catalogue to the collection.
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
Selected records were received from the Official Receiver in 1980 following assistance from the Business Records Advisory Service .
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/JSN
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.
This collection has been weeded for duplicates
Further deposits are not expected.