Ephemera

Along with the model Brochures that Austin produced, that can be found elsewhere on the Archive web site, Austin and other manufacturers produced publications that relate to the Austin 7 but don’t quite fall into the Brochure category. Initially, when the Archive was first published, these were all held as one resource. Having started to accumulate and digitise more of this type of material, it is time to devote a section to this collection independently. As with the Model Brochures, more items will be added to this collection as they are acquired.

Much helpful material can be found in this collection – guidance on Carburation and Electrical equipment, for example, publications in foreign languages and other paper based materials such as standard letters issued to owners along with more individual items.

No particular order is assigned to these items (as in the Brochures that are assigned a Publication number by Austin and, in the main, are dated) so they will appear in, perhaps, randomly. They do bear study, however, as much of the information is interesting, informative and, in many cases, still relevant.

Item Description Year
Publication Brochure American Austin American Austin A Brand New Deal. III Parts List for Austin Bantama ??pp
Publication CAV electrics CAV Running Instructions Dynamos, Lighting and Starting 66pp 1923
Publication A7 Club Official Handbook A003? Austin 7 Club Official Handbook + photo of badge) 28pp 1927
Publication  GE bodywork Gordon England bodywork very small brochure 3pp 1929
Publication  Lub Notes (Sterns Ltd) Sterns Ltd Lub notes for 7-12-20 24pp 1928
Publication Vans I was behind the times Vans 7-12 Reprinted a7ca 2012 18pp 1938
Publication  Lub Notes (Vacuum Oil) Vacuum Oil Lub notes for 7-12-16-20 38pp 1929
Publication  Zenith Carburettor Hints on fitting and adjusting Zenith Carburettors 26pp 1921
Publication  Zenith Carburettor Hints on fitting and adjusting Zenith Carburettors 26pp 1924
Reopening of Maroubra Speedway 1926 Program and report on Austin performance at the reopening of the Maroubra Speedway, Sydney 1926
Publication of suggested spare parts (Seven) Table of suggested stock of spare parts (Seven) 50pp 1939
Australian Sale Brochure Brochure showing Twenty, Twelve an Seven Models. Date Unknown
Facsimile Dixi Brochure 1994 Reproduction of undated (Vintage) Dixi Brochure
Swallow Sales Brochure Swallow Coachwork for the Connoisseur. Undated
Italian Sales Brochure Brochure showing all Seven Models available from Nicholls Brothers. Milan. Undated
Italian Sales Brochure Brochure showing all Seven Models available from Nicholls Brothers. Milan. Undated
Facsimile Austin Bantam Van Brochure 1984 Reproduction by American Austin/Bantan Club for Austin Bantam Van. Original date not known
French Sales Brochure 1934(?) Automobile Austin. Austin Model Range in French 1934
Australian Sales Brochure Austin ‘The 7’ Famous all over the world. Shows Australian bodied version. Photocopy Undated
Summary of Improvements 1935 List of Improvements and prices for all Austin Models 1935
Twin Cam Drawing Twin Cam Drawing marked M.C. 4 Copyright Percival Marshall & Co. Undated 1937
Austin Advocate 1927 (June) Edition of Austin Advocate Car Owners Journal
Big Seven Saloon Warranty Card Warranty Card and Envelope for Big Seven Saloon 12596 Dated 16/8/1938
Trade Apprenticeship Booklet Terms and conditions for Apprentices taken on at Austin Works. Dated April 1937 1927
After Sales Service Letter Standard letter defining the items covered in the first 1000 miles of new car ownership. Undated 1938
Austin Motor Company Repair Department receipt Receipt dated 4/2/1927 for parts for Chassis number 1A-6257 1937
Hawk Sales Brochure Sales Brochure for Hawk Coachbuilt cars manufactered by Matchless Motor Cycles. Undated 1927
Egyptian Sales Brochure Egyptian Sales Brochure for Ruby Saloon. Undated
Service Department Letter and Notes Letter dated 20/1/1949 to a Mr Saunders of Luton Rd, Dunstable advising him of ignition settings and replacement procedures for the Crown Wheek and Pinion on his 1934 Austin 7
African Journey Brochure Small Brochure covering the journey by a Mr Hockey from Johannesburg to Lagos in his Austin 7. Undated
Australian Journey Brochure Brochure describing the journey made by Messrs Macquarrie and Matthews from Sydney to Cape York in 1928. Brochure dated March 1929. Period film is available elsewhere on the Archive Web site 1949
Portuguese Handbook Handbook covering multiple Austin Models in Portuguese. Undated
Fixed price details Label showing that prices are fixed By Austin Motor company and no variation can be made. Publication 1242. Undated by Publication no puts it around 1935(?) 1928
Envelope Envelope that would have contained information for new owners. Sadly, this one is empty!
RAC information to new owner Envelope and associated contents given to new owner advertising the services of the RAC. Undated 1935
AA information to new owner Envelope and associated contents given to new owner advertising the services of the AA. Undated