"Reports and notes of my early business tours and calls from January 1890 Henry M Wells"., 1890-1940s
This is a complex compendium, basically comprising memoranda, 1890-1902, compiled by Wells when on business trips seeking orders, fixed into an indexed press-cuttings book. To this have been added some other notes, mostly dating from the 1940s. Firms visited included cycle and motor manufacturers, agricultural engineers, millers, ironworks, colliery companies and electricity works. Some foreign business is recorded. For further details, see 'Selling lubricants at the turn of the century', 'Business Archives', no 46, 1980.
Contents include: several copies of illustrated sheet for Wells' Waste Oil Filters (page 10); many contacts at the Royal Agricultural Society show, Birmingham, 1898 (page 13); Royal Dublin Society show, 1899 (page 17); Royal Agricultural Society show, Maidstone, 1899 (page 17); circular to electrical engineers, 1899 (page 19); sheet on 'Phoenix' motor oils, 1900 (page 22); sheet on 'Foot's Monthly Circular' (23E); sheet on the 'Ironmonger' (23F); sheet on Wells' 'Solhyear' engine tallow (27C); 'Autocar' order form (33G).
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