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The Papers of Lansing Bagnall Limited

Reference Code: GBR/0014/LABA

Scope and Contents

This collection is more an illustration of the companys products than evidence of its administration. The contents mainly consist of photographs, brochures, press cuttings, cinefilm and videos.


  • Creation: 1943 - 1989

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

Emmanuel Kaye (1914-1998) and John Sharp (1913-1965) purchased the bankrupt company of Lansing Bagnall & Company Limited for £3,000 in 1943. The company made at that time a petrol industrial tractor and a fixed platform electric tractor. The company was renamed Lansing Bagnall Limited. The company's products went on to include the pallet truck, the reach truck and the turret truck. They expanded to 9 companies overseas, with 40 distributors worldwide and a peak employment of 7,000. The company was sold in 1989.


59 archive box(es)

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Other Finding Aids

A basic box list of this collection is available at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was deposited at Churchill Archives Centre in three accessions by Sir Emmanuel Kaye and then by his son David, in 1995, 1996 and 2002.


This fonds (collection) level description was prepared by Louise King of Churchill Archives Centre in May 2003. Biographical information was obtained from Who's Who 1897-1996 (A&C Black) and the papers.


Lansing Bagnall Limited

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Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
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