Papers of the Conveyancer Group (Rubery Owen Conveyancer Ltd)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Conveyancer Ltd: Minutes of Liverpool Refrigeration & Engineering Company Ltd, 1937-1939, Rubery Owen Messier Ltd, 1939-1941, Electro-Hydraulics Ltd, 1949-1955; statutory records including register of members and annual returns, 1937-1947, register of seals, 1969-1979, certificates of incorporation on changes of name, 1946-1974; financial records including annual reports and accounts, 1971, 1972, 1978; agreements register, 1939-1977; press-cuttings, 1964-1969.

Langham Engineering (Liverpool) Ltd: Minutes, 1939-1965; share certificates, 1965-1977.

Conveyancer Fork Trucks Ltd: Minutes,1951-1955; register of members and annual returns, 1951-1977; certificates of incorporation on changes of name, 1951-1978.

Conveyancer Scott-Electric Vehicles Ltd: Minutes, 1950 - 1960; register of members and annual returns, 1950 - 1975; Directors' reports and accounts, year ending 29 September 1972; share transfers: 1975 - 1976.

Administrative / Biographical History

The companies forming the Conveyancer Group in June 1972 were: Conveyancer Ltd.; Langham Engineering (Liverpool) Ltd. (which became Owen Karritainers Ltd in 1978); Conveyancer Scott-Electric Vehicles Ltd(which became Rubery Owen C-E Cast Ltd in 1978); Conveyancer Fork Trucks Ltd (which became Rubery Owen Engineering Ltd in 1978). Other companies whose records have not survived include: Conveyancer Fork Trucks (Nigeria) Ltd Conveyancer Pty Ltd (Australia) Paul-Walden Pty Ltd (Australia) P & W Industries (Pty) Ltd (South Africa) Conveyancer Plant Hire Ltd Became 1978 Rubery Owen Pressings Ltd. Ceased trading 1972 Conveyancer - Raymond Ltd Became 1978 Rubery Owen Components Ltd. Ceased trading 1972.

Reference: Catalogue to the Collection


This collection forms part of the Rubery Owen Holdings Ltd Archive

The Rubery Owen Holdings Ltd Archive has been arranged using the following classification scheme: 1 Minute Books; 2 Statutory Records; 3 Financial Records; 4 Correspondence; 5 Letter Books; 6 Printed Publications; 7 Other Publications; 8 Diaries; 9 Agreements; 10 Press - Cuttings; 11 Reports; 12 Notices; 13 Functional Records; 13.1 Preparation for Retirement; 13.2 Industrial Life & Christian Teamwork; 13.3 Group Archives.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by Rubery Owen Holdings Ltd in 1994.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level description is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. A catalogue to file level is also available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

A general collection level description exists for the Rubery Owen Holdings Ltd Archive as a whole (MSS.338). Collection level descriptions also exist for Rubery Owen Holdings Ltd and predecessors (MSS.338/RO); papers of the subsidiary companies including: Darlaston Group (MSS.338/ROD); Domestic Equipment Group (MSS.338/RODE); Fasteners Group (MSS.338/ROF); Distributors Group (MSS.338/ROJ); C. & L. Hill Group (MSS.338/ROL); Other Subsidiary Companies (MSS.338/ROS).

An authority record exists for Rubery Owen Holdings Ltd. (GB 152 AAR2219).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are expected.

Related Material

Files relating to Sir Alfred's activities as a member and chairman of the Staffordshire County Council were transferred to the Staffordshire County Record Office in 1974. The Rubery Owen Photographic and Film Collection is held by the Staffordshire Film Archive at Staffordshire University.


A guide to the Rubery Owen Holdings Ltd Archive is available from the Modern Records Centre:

Leonard McDonald, Rubery Owen Holdings Ltd. Archive (University of Warwick, 1997).  Please contact the Centre's staff for further details