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Old Factory Info and Pictures

Post  kerabo on Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:54 pm

A member sent theses to me and I thought they should be shared


Start at the bottom and work up
What are the numbers on page 6? Can't be Reg numbers can they.

Ken

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Post  Andrewwoey on Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:52 pm

Great pictures.

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Re: Old Factory Info and Pictures

Post  bessybarnett on Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:16 pm

Wow! Fantastic photographic records. Having been a graphic designer I love the 1938 photo of Walter Eden and the derived brochure illustration .

Originals would be good for the FB Archives!

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Post  MoscowFlyer on Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:44 pm

Hi Ken, great pictures, just turned the top one round to see it better. Mike
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Re: Old Factory Info and Pictures

Post  fulmar88 on Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:20 am

Ken,
The numbers next to pic 6 are model numbers, the 'J' being 1939. In the 30s when the year identifier was added to the frame number the letter was used in addition to the model number as an identifier. It was later dropped and just the model number was stated although the letter remained in the frame number to identify the year. Hence you can get an F45, G45, H45, J45, K45 model Cruiser covering the years 1936-1940. 'I' wasn't used as it could be confused with '1'.

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Post  kerabo on Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:26 am

Thanks Steve

I couldn't work it out .

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Post  kerabo on Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:30 am

bessybarnett wrote:Wow! Fantastic photographic records. Having been a graphic designer I love the 1938 photo of Walter Eden and the derived brochure illustration .

Originals would be good for the FB Archives!

Pete
I shall let our Editor have a look in case he wants to use anything in the directory and then they can go to the librarian .
There is also a catalog of metal parts like mudguards and things like carriers that they made.
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Old FB factory information

Post  FB vincent on Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:13 am

Fantastic collection of photos, sadly so little is known of the Lower Ford Street and other FB factories in Coventry.

More info on the subject here: http://fboc.niceboards.org/t1763-down-memory-lane-lower-ford-street?highlight=memory+lane

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