At the time of writing the final batch of unlisted adverts has just been uploaded. The database now contains around 73,000 examples from some 2100 companies. Of course new items wiil be sourced and uploaded at intervals, but now is a good time to improve the methods for users to locate items more easily.
This new section contains an alphabetical listing of all the companies in the database and the number of items attributable to them, as well as a link to view them. These listings have been compiled over a period of some ten years where the scope of the project and methods of cataloguing them has evolved. Updates and corrections will be made at intervals.
As companies grew, merged or changed their names the listings may (or may not!) appear under different names which in some cases may warrant a look at other possibilites in these listings. To add to the confusion I may have made mistakes in listings (hard to believe I know!) - and finally for now all links lead to the database which by 'Google' standards is fairly basic. Or to put it another way, what you search for is what you get - but a patient user will spot patterns which enable refined searches to be performed. As mentioned elsewhere 'less is more' so a search for Rolls-Royce Merlin 1943 will fail, but a search on Royce for years 1943-1943 will succeed.
Whilst I trust this section will prove useful, my main focus now is developing and improving the Classified Directory section of the website. (Updated 20/08/18)
N.B. Number of records per listing correct at the time of writing. (Duplicate adverts for any year not listed, and company / group names may feature in separate entries.