Just read Christophers article on the Ransomes Sims and Head
I noticed the paragraph where Clive had seen Ransomes Scrap Book,with the lost pages! This unfortunately was in a flood some years ago when in the old store at White Knights, Luckily some years before that we took copies of the scrap book (well before the present rules of copyright) We have a full bound copy intacked so not lost, we also have it on microfiche.
The scrap book was used by the designers at Ransomes who kept close inspection on their competitors, it was originally compiled in the 1870's and stopped about 1908
The Hall & Duck Trust