Photograph album of the James Cycle Co Ltd, 1940s.
2 9 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Photograph album of the James Cycle Co Ltd, 1940s.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Album of the work and products of the James Cycle Company which includes portraits of company founder Harry James, and engineer and later managing director Frank Kimberley (who was with the company over 50 years). There are also photographs of bicycles and (chiefly) motorcycles (the earliest being 1900) including advertising illustrations and manual assembly; interior views of works and workshop practices; wartime activity, including manufacture of aeroplane parts and shell and bomb casings (and female operatives); record photographs of motorcycles exported to the US and their marketing by distributors S H Lynch & Co, New Orleans, c 1946.

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