Historical data of Backwell IXL: a Geelong appliance, car component and foundry products manufacturer

McLean, G. A 2008, Historical data of Backwell IXL: a Geelong appliance, car component and foundry products manufacturer [data collection].

Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 869999 Manufacturing not elsewhere classified
Name of data collection Historical data of Backwell IXL: a Geelong appliance, car component and foundry products manufacturer
Alternative title Backwell IXL collection
Creator(s) McLean, G. A
Contributor(s) Backwell, Alan
Backwell, Albert Leslie
Related institution(s) Deakin University, Special Collections
Date completed 2008
Material type text
ANDS collection type collection
Collection start date 1858
Collection end date 2008
Description of resource photographs and company documents in 8 archive boxes
Keyword(s) Backwell IXL
E. Backwell & Son
Library of Congress subject heading Backwell IXL Pty Ltd
Household appliances industry -- Australia -- History
Manufacturing industries -- Victoria -- Geelong -- History
Geelong (Vic.) -- Economic conditions -- 19th century -- Sources
Language eng
Summary The collection documents the history of the Geelong company, Backwell IXL, which commenced in 1858 (first trading under the name E. Backwell & Son) as a blacksmith's shop and stove maker and covers the growth of the business to an appliance, car component and foundry products manufacturer. This collection comprises records, accounts, photographs and product data sheets. It also includes the manuscript of the 'Memoirs of Albert Leslie Backwell', which contained a brief history of the company from the late 1850s to 1980s, including recollections of the management of the company from the early 1920s to the mid 1975s.
General notes This data collection consists of material collected by Alan Backwell (Backwell IXL's archivist) and his father, Albert Leslie Backwell. The material was organised by Dr G.A. McLean after Backwell IXL engaged him to prepare the archive. This organisation of the collection was completed over a period of 12 months. After its completion, the archive was deposited at Deakin University Library's Special Collection, to ensure it was accessible to the students of manufacturing and business in Australia. Much of the research for Dr G.A. McLean's book 'Innovation and enterprise: a history of Backwell IXL 1858-2008' came from the information contained in this collection.
Contact details (email) libinfo@deakin.edu.au
Contact details (physical) Special Collections, Deakin University Library, Deakin University, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria 3220 Australia
Access conditions Non-borrowable collection available for reference only. Collection is only available for consultation within Deakin University Library. Enquiries should be addressed in person at the library or via email to Deakin University Library.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30036709

Document type: Data Collection
Collections: Datasets collection
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