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INVENTORY OF THE MOD-X BUILDING SYSTEM RECORDS, 1952-1967
2001.M.14  
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MOD-X Building System records

 

Design records for the MOD-X Building System, 1952-1958, undated

 

General documentation, 1952-1958, undated

Box 1, Folder 1-2

Building design binder, 1952-1954, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes material from binder with an index. Handwritten notes, calculations, specifications, sketches, brochures, and correspondence, relating to various topics including costs, building erection, insulation, loading, packaging, shipping and handling, specifications, timber, structural design, joints, and weight limits, as well as notes on potential overseas projects in San Salvador, Trinidad, British Guiana. Includes three photographs of loading tests on models.
Box 1, Folder 3-4

Building materials and structural testing, 1952-1955, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes and correspondence regarding evaluation and sourcing of building materials, as well as numerous materials and structural tests with photographs.
Box 1, Folder 5-6

Miscellaneous design notes, 1955-1958, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes, sketches and brochures. Some of the material relates to MOD-X system, such as connector plates and bolting; other material relates to turbines, cooling and water systems.
 

Projects, 1953-1954, undated

 

Prototype bungalow at Kidbrooke, 1953

Scope and Content Note

Also referred to as the demonstration house.
Box 1, Folder 7

Documentation

Scope and Content Note

Includes technical notes on erection of prototype March-May 1953.
Box 8*, Folder 1

Promotional display board

Box 2, Folder 1-2

Black-and-white prints

Box 8*, Folder 3

Enlargements

Box 5

Glass negatives

 

MOD-X stand at the British Industries Fair, probably 1954

Scope and Content Note

Includes documentation of model for the stand, construction of stand and finished display.
Box 2, Folder 3

Black-and-white prints

Box 6, Folder 1

Glass negatives

 

Hospital treatment room display, undated

Box 2, Folder 4

Black-and-white prints

Box 6, Folder 2

Glass negatives

 

Unidentified projects, undated

Scope and Content Note

Possibly includes Ashanti Goldfields project and a Barking project.
Box 2, Folder 5

Black-and-white prints

Box 8*, Folder 3

Enlargements

Box 6, Folder 3

Glass negatives

 

Plans and elevations, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes prototype bungalow, as well as other houses and a school.
Box 2, Folder 6

Prints

Box 7

Glass negatives

Scope and Content Note

Most images not printed.
 

Legal and financial records regarding the MOD-X Building system, 1952-1967

 

Patents, 1953-1961

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials relating to patents held initially by the firm of Harrison & Seel and then transferred through Harrison to Dex (Prefabrications) Ltd.; primarily legal documents and correspondence with patent agents regarding the application for and maintenance of patents in a range of countries.
Box 4, Folder 1-4

General

Box 8*, Folder 2

Oversize connector drawings, with notes and photographs

Box 4, Folder 5

Trademarks, 1952-1959

Scope and Content Note

Includes documents and correspondence concerning the registry of the "MOD-X" trademark by the firm of Harrison & Seel and the subsequent transfer to Dex (Prefabrications), Ltd., and registration of MOD-X Holdings, Ltd. as an authorized user.
Box 4, Folder 12

Client leads and correspondence, 1954-1958

 

Records relatings to MOD-X Holdings Ltd., 1952-1959

Box 4, Folder 6

Creation of MOD-X Holdings, 1952-1954

Scope and Content Note

Legal documents and correspondence relating to the creation of MOD-X Holdings Ltd. as the licensee for the MOD-X System.
Box 4, Folder 7

Financial documents, 1954-1959

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence regarding royalty payments and consulting fees.
 

Records relating to Dex (Prefabrications) Ltd., 1954-1967

Box 4, Folder 8

Corporate and legal documentation, 1954-1958, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes legal documents and correspondence with their solicitor; also includes some documents relating to the transfer of assets from Harrison & Seel to Dex Harrison personally.
Box 4, Folder 9-10

General financial documentation, 1955-1961

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence with accountants, tax documentation, bank documents, annual accounts.
Box 3

Corporate minute book, 1955-1960

Box 4, Folder 11

Correspondence regarding the collection of outstanding royalties, 1960-1967

Box 1, Folder 8

Miscellaneous personal papers of Dex Harrison, 1955-1960

Scope and Content Note

Personal items relating to Dex Harrison and his wife Ruth Harrison, an animal-rights activist, including a newspaper clipping, car registration for a vintage Isotta Fraschini, information on a battery hen watering device and brochures.