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A Trip Back in Time || Old Warehouse

By Haliena Brown 4 years ago 1738 Views No comments













This week I had the opportunity of visiting our old stores, a short walk over the road which led to a trip back in time. As soon as you walk in you are transported back to a growing business suspended in time from a move that happened overnight. The desks still standing with old files, catalogues and photos stuck in a time warp from years ago. It would be easy to find yourself lost amongst forgotten items, old memories housed inside a building. When you walk around you can still feel the once buzzing atmosphere that would have filled the rooms, everyone would have been running around to fulfil the growing orders and demands of a business from it's humble beginnings.

The Stables Housing Horse Power || J.A.P Engines

By L&S Engineers 4 years ago 1904 Views No comments













J. A Prestwich Industries (JAP), was an English manufacturing company founded in 1895. Alongside Villiers and Lister Petter they were a landmark in British Engineering . They began manufacturing aircraft, motorcar, and stationary engines. JAP engines can still be seen around the country at vintage rallies, with people still staying loyal to them building up there own vintage engine collection. This week we have an article from J.A Prestwich Industries LTD themselves. The article below is taken from J.A.P's handbook. In it's prime the J.A.P works was described as "the stables housing horse power, with quality and efficiency" an apt name for a company that continued to manufacture through two world wars!

If you're interested in seeing the whole booklet just let us know! Did you know we sell JAP some vintage industrial engine spares? Why not check it out, you may find something you need in our Vintage Engine Spares section.

'I Use Villiers Engines On My Farm' || Vintage Booklet

By L&S Engineers 4 years ago 1515 Views No comments

7 Mar 2018 09:02:41

This week we have a vintage Villiers booklet, from the Villiers Engineering Co. on Martson Road Wolverhampton. To quote the book 'in the following pages are described some of the models in the Villiers range used largely for agricultural and dairy purposes.' As you may have seen from our previous blog Villiers had and still does have a big influence on the business! So we thought we'd share a few of the engines specifications by Villiers themselves. Make sure to check our our range of Vintage Engine Spares! We have Villiers, Jap & Lister Petter!

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Putting the Spark Back into Villiers in 1981 || Villiers

By Haliena Brown 4 years ago 1910 Views No comments

As our recent blog post about Wyn's visit to the Villiers Warehouse in the 1960's has been such a hit we've been through our archives.

Wyn has been through our old tea chests and found an article from the 'British Business' Booklet in 1981. The article focuses on the re-build of Villiers after they went into liquidation in 1975. A hopeful story, as 'nobody makes a better engine for the purpose than Villiers'

Villiers was and still is today a highlight of the UK's engineering industry. Engines built to last with enthusiasts around the country constantly looking for ways to refurbish their old engines!

We are slowly (there's a lot of it!) moving through our archive of information, and interesting stories from the past 50 years. We hope you are enjoying these posts if you want to see anything or you're interested to know more about the history of the business just drop us a message. Our Facebook page is the place to keep up to date with all the latest posts and offers from L&S so make sure you stay tuned!

A Week Working with Villiers in the 1960's || Wyn Lees

By Wyn Lees 4 years ago 18240 Views No comments
A Week Working in Villiers Stores in the 1960's with Wyn Lees

In the 1960's, whilst working for Reliant Plant in Walsall Wood, I was invited to work a week in the Villiers warehouse. Reliant Plant was, at the time, Villiers main dealers in the Staffordshire Area. The warehouse was based in Upper Villiers Street/Marston Road in Wolverhampton. This experience was a real eye opener for me to see the sheer volume of spare parts and engines. I worked alongside Ted Cosgrove, the Stores Manager & his assistant John Tipton. Working to pull orders for the UK agents and overseeing customers. The warehouse was a hive of activity, full of large wooden packing cases, which stored Villiers C12 Engines. Each packed carefully with spare parts surrounding the engines to fill the cases, as these could be shipped to any where in the world.