Magazine Cover Pages  

Set of Cover Pages pic
Selection of cover pages

Along with other motor cycle manufacturers, AMC kept their name in the forefront of the biking public's mind by advertising their products in the specialist magazines and newspapers.

The front cover pages of the 'Motor Cycle' and 'Motor Cycling' magazine were obviously the most sought after positions to place eye catching information of the latest models being promoted, and AMC machines were prominently placed there over the years.


As a break from the usual form of advertisement, though, a series of cover pages were commissioned in the early '40s that sought to give technical information on some of the more interesting parts that make up a motor cycle. Under the heading of 'For Your Information Please!', several of them gave a brief explanation of the various processes used in their manufacture with illustrations of the equipment used.


Included among the more technical covers were a series in 1948, headed 'Craftmen', that featured some of the longer serving AMC employees, with information on their specialities within the firm.


The following thumbnail gallery lists these special cover pages (in chronological order) for easy reference. Each image can be opened up to a readable size by clicking on it.


Connecting Rod
Connecting Rod
Oil Pump Plunger
Oil Pump Plunger
Big End Bearing
Big End Bearing
Crankpin
Crankpin

Piston
Piston
Teledraulic Forks
Teledraulic Forks
Cams
Cams
Rocker Gear
Rocker Gear

Tappets and Guides
Tappets and Guides
Main Shaft (drive side)
Main Shaft (drive side)
Main Shaft (timing side)
Main Shaft (timing side)
Grinding the Gudgeon Pin
Gudgeon Pin

Grinding Con Rod Bore
Grinding Con Rod Bore
Gear Cutting
Gear Cutting
Surface Grinding
Surface Grinding
Broaching
Broaching

Crankcase Machining on the Auto-Lathe
Crankcase Machining
Inspection - ganged gauges
Inspection Ganged Gauges
Cylinder Boring
Cylinder Boring
Crankpin (two-piece)
Crankpin (two-piece)

Oil Filter
Oil Filter
Oil System
Oil System
Flywheel Assembly
Flywheel Assembly
The Engine
The Engine

Wheel Building (Pat O'Leary)
Wheel Building (Pat O'Leary)
Hardening (Harry Allcock)
 Hardening  (Harry Allcock)
Experimental (Bill Lovett)
Experimental (Bill Lovett)
Tyre Fitting (Harry Tombs)
 Tyre Fitting   (Harry Tombs)

Inspection (Harry Briley)
 Inspection   (Harry Briley)
Enamelling (Bill Freeman)
  Enamelling   (Bill Freeman)
Engine (1-cyl)
Engine (1-cyl)
Gearbox
Gearbox

Rear Springs
Rear Springs
Teledraulic Forks
Teledraulic Forks
Brakes
Brakes
Engine (2-cyl)
Engine (2-cyl)

Spares and Service Department
Spares and Service Department
3-bearing Crankshaft
3-bearing Crankshaft
Light-alloy Cylinder Head
Light-alloy Cylinder Head

... and also these advertisements featuring various factory departments:

Drilling Bay
  Drilling Bay   (cylinder head machining)
Press Shop
  Press Shop   (petrol tank)
Advert from 1950
Drilling Bay (crankcase machining)
Advert (finishing)
Finishing Shop (mudguards)

Super Clubman poster
Various Processes
Factory at night
Factory at Night

Many thanks to all those who have contributed images to this gallery.