The web page for Rolls-Royce & Bentley material
by John McGlynn F.I.M.I.
John McGlynn, Fellow of the Institute of the Motor Industry, member of the Rolls-Royce
Enthusiasts’ Club & Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club was employee and Director
with a North West Distributor for Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars.
TO CONTACT John DIRECTLY CLICK here
The same catalogue shows a range of travel goods bearing the Bentley Motors Insignia. These cases have been made for Bentley by Dunhill, Swain Adeney & Brigg who have the Royal Warrant as luggage makers to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and others.
Whilst these are no longer supplied by Bentley or the dealers, some are still available.
The Bentley name or insignia is quite prominent
On the Bentley Luggage / suitcases
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BENTLEY luggage ( All now sold )
You will also find Rolls-Royce and Bentley protective seat covers. AVAILABLE
Some ten years ago, Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motors in Crewe offered in their Gift Collection brochure ( no. TSD 5666 ) a very fine
wicker Rolls-Royce picnic basket commissioned by them from Gadsby & Co. who have been manufacturers of English willow hampers
for 200 years.
The tableware is fine English bone China with gold hand applied decoration, the knives and the flask carry the company insignia that is found on the tableware.
Here is another of the boxes referred to above
Employees who completed 25 years service with Rolls-Royce used to receive from the company a nice ashtray, a red book about the history of the company and an invitation to a
It is no longer thought appropriates to give an ashtray as a reward but they were a nice piece treasured by recipients and families. Occasionally, one becomes available like the one shown, sometimes they even crop up without the individual’s name.
Rolls-Royce 25 year presentation ashtray
CLICK HERE for more information about this AND other Rolls-Royce ashtrays
I have here some very fine new Rolls-Royce car literature cases in black leather with silk Rolls-Royce lining, these will accommodate the car handbook,
service book and other similar
pieces of literature that may have
come with your car.
Similarly, I have these new faux hide Bentley service book cases that would hold your service book, these come with a magnetic fastener and are light grey in colour.
I also have a few synthetic tear shaped
Rolls-Royce key rings and Bentley key rings.
These won’t scratch your instrument panel, won’t wear or tear you pockets and are nice and discrete.
These Rolls-Royce cigarette or cigar cases
are new but “ old stock ” having been used
by the Mulliner Park Ward division
at Crewe in the 1990s for the
Coachbuilt cars and conversions.
They are highly polished, lacquered, trimmed
in pigskin with a nice gold Rolls-Royce motif.
of the cigarette case.
This is a new / unused stainless
Bentley steel tea / coffee vacuum flask of the type that goes with the
Bentley Motors Picnic hamper.
It is boxed and comes with a carrying case should you wish to keep it in the car or carry it with you when you go out shooting, golfing or watching football etc.
245 mm/ 9 ¾ inches tall, in a box. It would be superb to have in the car even it not in a hamper. Detachable screw cap of course.
CLICK HERE to see more of it and the hamper
There are a variety of boot / trunk lid badges for Rolls-Royce & Bentley that
I have collected, tell me what you want, you never know I might be able to find one for you.
Rolls-Royce “ Flying Lady ” Spirit of Ecstasy mascots were designed by
Left is a picture of the ladies working in the foundry area at the Rolls-Royce and Bentley Crewe factory in the early post war years where the mascots
were cast in stainless steel.
This 4 pages brochure is about
18 x 8 inches / 295 x 210 mm. You will see that it is the story of the development and production etc of the Flying Lady radiator mascot.
This would be superb to keep in your display cabinet with your
mascot collection !
A later reprint of the Rolls-Royce brochure part no. TSD 4168 based on a stort by B. Gillings B.S.A.
£12 if you fancy one.
I do have a few
Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstasy
or Flying Lady mascots.
If you need one do tell me
if it is intended for
display or for a car.
In 1988 Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motors had great celebrations of 50 years of the factory. Employees were given these large tin lapel badges, tea / coffee mugs, frizzbies,
CLICK HERE to see
what else they made
For CONTACT with me, PERSONAL information
Rolls-Royce & Bentley Clubs
and of course the BIG event in 2012.
Or My “ wants list ”
A Rolls-Royce tie
or Bentley tie
CLICK HERE to see some
personal items of clothing, key rings
CLICK here to access a list of publications
about the Rolls-Royce Flying Lady or Spirit of Ecstasy mascots
Below, pictures from mascot source documents
PLEASE NOTE that during 2012 these web pages
Will be reconstructed and added to.
keep watching !
and add to your “ favourites ”
All text and photographs are
© Copyright John McGlynn.
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For the office
You might need a Rolls-Royce
or paper knife,
a very fine Rolls-Royce desk blotter,
a pen, a paperweight,
a pair of fine Rolls-Royce
for the bookcase, etc.
CLICK HERE FOR
the office and
CLICK HERE for the history of the bronzes
The very Limited Edition Rolls-Royce
SPRINGFIELD watch from Baume & Mercier, shown in the Rolls-Royce catalogue.
Official Bentley Motors silk gent’s neck tie.
Also in grey, black and yellow
If you CLICK HERE I will show some more mascots
Including some that aren’t
Rolls-Royce but are thought
by many to be so.
Alternatively...............to see a my favourite pictures......... etc.
For Rolls-Royce Aero items
This is perfect for the glove box of your Bentley !
Intended for cleaning the glass or screen
of your Sat. Nav., instruments panel,
entertainment panel screen,
I suppose the windscreen
and even your spectacles !
111 mm / nearly 4 ½ inches tall.
Comes with a cloth and pouch.
If you would like to see more of this MAGNIFICENT Bentley
veneered samples box, do CLICK RIGHT HERE
Christmas / Seasons
7 of each of the 2 styles with 14 envelopes
£10 + postage
Once a year
the Directors of
Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor cars used to invite the top
performing dealers to the House of Lords for a superb lunch followed by a
presentation ceremony. The lucky winners were given a very special plaque made for
Rolls-Royce by a renowned London Firm of goldsmiths.
CLICK HERE for access to a page that includes more
pictures of this fine
Fine black leather by
Connolly, silk lining and a sterling silver metal badge to the front, this is a superb pocket notepad. It comes with some sheets that have a light Rolls-Royce watermark.
PERFECT for the jacket pocket.
CLICK HERE to see a Many more PERSONAL
& Gift items
CLICK HERE to get to the page with more
Bentley Teddy Bear pictures !
CLICK HERE for more pictures and information on this SUPERB Rolls-Royce watch and a Bentley gold watch.
Now this really is something very very special !
One of only 200 hundred
Lalique glass Spirit of Ecstasy
mascots made on a commission from
Rolls-Royce in 1994.
IF you’d like to see more pictures and learn more about this very special piece............
CLICK RIGHT HERE
CLICK RIGHT HERE
to read more about the Bentley
State Limousine presented to
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
I have just read a wonderful new book all about the goings on at
Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motors, by an informed insider !!
Below you will see the covers, you can get one of the remaining
First Editions directly from the author Reg Abbis.....he’ll even sign it for you.
Reg was a senior employee of Rolls-Royce and their spokesman in the USA.
CLICK HERE to order this book from the author
This is the official Bentley Motors electric COOL BOX for the boot / trunk of your Bentley,
or by the chair in your den if you like !
From the official Bentley Motors Gift collection but no longer available this is a cool bag for your Summer picnics ! You will see that there are pockets on two sides and that the lining will remove for cleaning or to allow ice blocks to be put in without touching the contents. Spotless condition. You will see the prominent Bentley name and insignias even on the zip fastener.
Size is about 14 x 14 x 11 inches / 360 x 360 x 280 mm.
Rolls-Royce Chauffeur’s lapel badge.
Chauffeur’s cap badge in
Both new, and boxed.
MAGNIFICENT rare celebratory Rolls-Royce book bound in
Connolly leather. Produced to celebrate 75 years of Rolls-Royce in 1979. This copy is MINT and still in the box.
READ all about it by
CLICKING RIGHT HERE
CLICK RIGHT HERE to get to a short clip from the
marvellous BBC film about Vintage Rolls-Royce cars
in India....thanks to John Fasal’s efforts !
Rescued from the Crewe R-R & Bentley factory about 12 years ago ! When VW acquired the plant to continuing and developing the Bentley marque, they were not impressed by the smelly old boxes that they found in the Tool Stores. These are antique tool stores combtailed construction wooden boxes, approximately 12 inches / 300 mm long. The ones shown are from my own workshop and they have been given a light clean with spirit and then teak oil. The Rolls-Royce and Bentley factory was built in 1938 to provide Merlin engines for the Spitfire aircraft which were hastily being built in anticipation of war. They were made by Nottingham Mills in nearby Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood’s stomping ground ! They smell wonderfully of an engineering workshop !
They look better with a light coat of teak oil. These would be very nice on the desk, in the den, workshop or boot of the motor car.
Rolls-Royce cut glass decanters
For many years, during the ‘70s to the ‘90s, the MPW
( H.J. Mulliner Park Ward ) branch of Rolls-Royce Motor cars offered fitted cocktail cabinets to their coachbuilt cars, I.e. mainly Phantoms, Wraiths and Corniche models...although they would install in any Rolls-Royce or Bentley.
These beautiful cut glass decanter bottles have long since become unobtainable.......however I can offer a few,
as shown here.