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Rolls-Royce and Bentley, Crewe Factory Cherry Wood Box

Rolls-Royce and Bentley, Crewe Factory Cherry Wood Box

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Rolls-Royce and Bentley, cherry wood box produced in the 1950-1960s by the English company "The Nottingham Mills Company LTD" (NMC) used in the Rolls-Royce & Bentley factory in Crewe until the 1980s.

The historic Crewe factory, now owned by Bentley, was opened in 1938 when, in anticipation of the outbreak of World War II, Rolls-Royce Ltd. with the help of the British government identified the site of "Pyms Lane" as the ideal place to build a "Shadow Factory" to continue the development of aircraft engines. After the end of the World War, the Crewe plant was fully converted to car production and, in 1946, the first car produced, the Bentley Mark VI, came out of the factory. The first car entirely designed, developed and built in Crewe was the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud or Bentley S1. Since its opening, the Pyms Lane factory, the street where it is located, is still active and thanks to various modernizations, today it designs, develops and manufactures Bentley cars.

The box of a fantastic cherry red color, bears the writing imprinted in the wood "Rolls-Royce Ltd (Crewe Division)." and "Tool Stores" on the long sides, while, on one side is imprinted the logo of the manufacturer NMC, while on the other is applied a label bearing the words "Fitters".

The condition of the box  excellent considering its use, however, there are signs of aging.

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