Reports on Visits to American Automobile Body Plants during the Period of 16th April - 17th May 1946. R. ROBERTSON.

Reports on Visits to American Automobile Body Plants during the Period of 16th April - 17th May 1946.

[Issued by the Press Steel Co., Ltd., Engineering Dept.], June 1946. Folio. This report is a British post war working draft, possibly for eventual printing, concentrating on all technical aspects of the car designs and construction in the USA with a view to develop and modernise the British car industry worldwide. It counts 128 pages of typed pages, printed on recto only, several of them with photos and xeroxes of cars, car parts, technical drawings, and cross sections tipped in; pencil notes and numbering throughout. The whole held in a brown faux-leather period folder the boards screwed to the spine; paper title label to upper. Folder rubbed to extremities, label chipped; end papers dusty. Content clean. 'The visits reported herein were made with the object of studying the latest trends in American Automobile Body Design, with special reference to future trends in Styling, Construction Methods and Engineering Procedure.... The report is based mainly on information gathered during discussions with Engineers, Technical Executives and Supervisors, technical data in printed and photographic form collected from various sources, and the writer's observations in the plants visited....' (Introduction). The Pressed Steel Company Limited (PSC) was a British car body manufacturing company founded at Cowley near Oxford in 1926 as a joint venture between William Morris, the Budd Corporation and an American bank. Item #40722

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