Scope and Content

Consists of volume of prices, costings and estimates for tents and associated items 1932-1952; annotated catalogue 1895-1947; advertising material 1922-1928; catalogues items including rot proof covers for thrashing machines, tents, marquees, canvas coverings, garden shelters and awnings, rickcloths, camping tents and accessories 1897-1933; leaflets for items including sheep and lamb shelters, stackcloths, twine, covers for vehicles, sacks and bags, mess tents, lawn tennis court screens and portable swimming pools 1935-1960's

Administrative / Biographical History

The firm were established in 1830, and specialised in the manufacture of tents, water-proof covers, netting, and canvas goods, together with the supply of associated items


  • TR RJL/AD2/1-3 General Administrative Records
  • TR RJL/P1/A1 Folder of Advertising Material
  • TR RJL/P2/A1-30 Individual Advertising Publications
  • TR RJL/P2/A1-3 J. Rands and Jeckell, Ipswich
  • TR RJL/P2/A4-30 J. Rands and Jeckell Ltd., Ipswich
  • TR RJL/P2/B1-7 Individual Advertising Publications. Other Firms

Access Information

Available for consultation

Acquisition Information

Material deposited as a gift May, 1972 T72/9


Compiled by Zoe Watson, March 2004

Other Finding Aids

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

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Geographical Names