[quote=“TonyE”]J-P: I do not have any Eley drawings dated before 1905, nor can I recall ever seeing any. The two original Eley Proof Department sketchbooks I have date from 1919 onwards, and the few other Eley drawings I have are all WWI vintage.
I have hundreds of early Kynoch drawings and I wonder if the Eley archive was destroyed. AFAIK the Birmingham Proof house only has the Kynoch archive, and had the Eley drawings pased to Kynoch after the merger they would surely have been there.
What you call “early Kynoch drawings” are pre 1905 drawings or after 1905 drawings ???
About the dates: In england do you use month, day, year or day, month year ???
I ask you that because on the drawings shown by peter it is 20/8/10 and on some eley drawings they writte for example 9 september 1910, meaning the other way.
a little bite confusing !