Tecalemit Collection (T)

SWiB Reference T
Accession Number 5
Coverage Temporal 1936-1980
Type Printed / Photographic

Administrative Detail -

Tecalemit Systems Ltd was formed in 1990 by the amalgamation of Interlube Systems Ltd and Tecamec Ltd. Tecalemit Systems is a subsidiary of Siebe Plc of Windsor, a British Public Limites Company who acquired the Tecalemit Group of Companies in 1983. Tecalemit originated in London in 1920, manufacturing lubrication equipment and components for the motor industry and moved to Plymouth in 1948. During 1949 Messrs Tecalemit opened new premises at Marsh Mills and later at Estover during the 1970s.

Tecalemit originated in London during the 1920s, the factory in Plymouth was opened in 1948. They mainly specialised in supplying lubrication equipment and componant parts for the motor car industry. During the 1960s, Tecalemit employed over 6,500 people making it the largest employer in the City next to the Dockyard.

Tecalemit was not just a business it was a way of life, very similar to the Cooperative. They had various sport clubs and boasted an impressive bowling green!

Scope and Content -

The Collection was deposited at SWiB in 2008 as out 5th accession. We have produced 3 series from the collection. Series one includes files and administrative papers relating to the company. This is complemented by a collection of records currently held at Plymouth and West Devon Record Office.

The second series contains 'reconstruction of Plymouth' volumes.

The third and final set includes photographic material including staff pictures, machinery and photographic album showing the visit of HRH Prince Philip to Tecalemit in 1968.

Collection Catalogue (full) T_Catalogue.doc

Access -

Open access.

View the SWiB Collection Galleries page for access to the images.

Or contact us to book an appointment to view the collection onsite or request further information.

Reproduction Conditions -

Reproduction from scanned surrogates of originals in accordance with appropriate copy ordering proceedure.

Note -

Description compiled by Stacey Dyer, Archivist, 1 October 2008.
Revised, 25th May 2010


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