Project Description

This collection of images were originally part of Rover’s Photo Ledger and have been catalogued here in Ledger number order with the assistance of those noted above. Some of the photos were supplied to Club Member Tim Dines in the late 1970’s by Land-Rover. Many have appeared in several books over the years including the Early Years by Tony Hutchings, The Land-Rover 1948 to 1984 by James Taylor & Land-Rover the Formative Years 1947 -1967 by John Smith.

The following examples are typical of Land-Rover’s use of the photos as the basis for evolving drawings in brochures over the years.

TB0527 - Note lights behind grilleTB0527 - Note lights behind grille

Note how the seats and lights have been modified in the drawn image for those of the later model…

TB0527 - Note lights behind grilleTB0527 - Note lights behind grille

… and in this drawn image the front wheels have been straightened for the brochure…

TB0527 - Note lights behind grilleTB0527 - Note lights behind grille

… whereas here the Station Wagon is no longer in front of the station!

The original prints of the images below are held at the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, Gaydon, and their archives department should be contacted before any images are reproduced in digital or print form.
TB0294

TB0294 – Centresteer, unpainted, 30/9/47

TB0404

TB0404 – ‘Engine’, 14/3/1948

TB0406

TB0406 – R01, 14/3/48

TB0407

TB0407 – 14/3/1948 [Tim Dines]

TB0411

TB0411-424 – LR Welder, L05, 21/1/48

TB0430

TB0430 – R23(GWD447), L24 to L26, 14/6/48

TB0432

TB0432 – Pintle hook, 28/6/48 – Note how the centre rib is already damaged

TB0433

TB0433 – Towing Plate, L21, 28/6/48

TB0434

TB0434 – Assembly Line, 28/6/48

TB0435

TB0435 – R17, 2/7/48

TB0435

TB0436 – R17, 2/7/48

TB0438

TB0438 – Station Break, L20, 20/7/48

TB0456

TB0456 – 860101, 28/7/48

TB0459

TB0459 – Mowing, 28/7/48

TB0462

TB0462 – R32 on test? 28/7/48

TB0470

TB0470 – Reaping, 1/9/48

TB0471

TB0471 – Reaping, 1/9/48

TB0472

TB0472 – Reaping, 1/9/48

TB0482

TB0482 – R06 fire engine, 22/9/48

TB0483

TB0483 – R06 fire engine, 22/9/48

TB0499

TB0499 – Towing a load of potatoes

TB0516

TB0516 – ‘with Brockhouse Trailer’, 28/10/1948

TB0522

TB0522 – L46, 25/11/48

TB0527

TB0527 – (Images 524 to 534), 26/11/48 [Tim Dines]

TB0531

TB0531 – (Images 524 to 534), 26/11/48

TB0535

TB0535 -‘Chassis’, 2/12/1948 [Tim Dines]

TB0536

TB0536 -‘Chassis’, 2/12/1948 [Tim Dines]

TB0537

TB0537 -‘Engine’, 2/12/1948 [Tim Dines]

TB0563

TB0563

TB0808

TB0808 – for use in Instruction Manual, Gearbox L19 – 5/48

TB0813

TB0813 – for use in Instruction Manual, 5/48

TB01018

TB1018

TB1025

TB1025 – Station Wagon’, 16/4/49

TB1027

TB1027 – Station Wagon’, 16/4/49

TB1050

TB1050

TB1057

TB1057 – note Oil Temp gauge, Governor – Welder? [Tim Dines]

TB1069

TB1069 – Circular Saw

TB1138

TB1138 – 8/9/49

TB1139

TB1139 – 8/9/49

TB1140

TB1140 – 8/9/49

TB1147

TB1147 – Compressor, 26/9/49

TB1152

TB1152

TB1165

TB1165 – Hesford winch, 3/11/49

TB1170

TB1170 – 7/11/49

TB1181

TB1181 – No 516 ‘Hard Top’, 19/2/1950

TB1196

TB1196 – No 1116 ‘LHD vehicle for Canada’, 25/1/1950 [Tim Dines]

TB1196

TB1196 – ‘LHD vehicle for Canada’, 25/1/1950 [Tim Dines]

TB1197

TB1197 – ‘LHD vehicle for Canada’, 25/1/1950 [Tim Dines]

TB1198

TB1198 – ‘LHD vehicle for Canada’, 25/1/1950 [Tim Dines]

TB1200

TB1200 – ‘LHD vehicle for Canada’, 25/1/1950 [Tim Dines]

TB1224

TB1224 – RAF (1224 to 1227

TB1307

TB1307 – Experimental ‘Long Bus’, 104″ Chassis, 22/8/50

TB1329

TB1329 – 11/12/50

TB1380

TB1380 – Small Compressor, 5/5/51

TB1390

TB1390 – Transporter, 23/5/51

TB1433

TB1433 – ‘Army Staff Car’ 86/3 a prototype 86″, 6/7/51

TB1640

TB1640 – Fire engine, hose reel in back, 23/4/52

TB1694

TB1694 – 107″ Prototype P107/2, 6/1/53

TB1783

TB1783 – ‘Windsor Castle Fire Engine, 3/4 Front RHS’, 25/3/53.

TB1789

TB1789 – ‘Windsor Castle Fire Engine’, 25/3/53

TB1871

TB1871

TB1916

TB1916

TB1919

TB1919