Lotus Elan

Original Tag under Driver's Seat

PostPost by: SeanOErvin » Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:26 am

I am working to recover the seat in my '66 Elan S2. I noticed this tag, and I don't find reference in any of the posts. I thought this might interest a few originality purists.

The Tag reads "PRODUCT OF - THE LACE WEB SPRING Co. Ld. - SANDIACRE, NOTTINGHAM." I also included some seat photos so you could see where it was attached. Interesting...
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The Tag
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How it was attached...
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The bottom of the seat.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:33 am

Interesting, thanks.

Doing a quick search on the company, it seems they provided seat springs and hessian covering for train and car seats. They exhibited at the 1964 Motor Show too.

I believe the rest of the seat - frame, foam, cover - was assembled by Lotus. Can anyone confirm that?

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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:33 am

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Another manufacturer's label found yesterday on the underside of the driver's seat.
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http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Lace_Web_Spring_Co
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:42 am

Very cool! Thanks for posting.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:43 am

From the Graces link above is this advert from the mid 1950s the text seems to suggest they manufactured the components rather than the finished article:

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PostPost by: LotusGeorge » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:00 pm

Real cool reading Steve. Love this kind of stuff! /George
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