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Backwell IXL collection finding aid

Backwell IXL Archive – box contents list


NB: Items 10 and 197 have been moved from the numbered boxes and are located in the SPWV folio shelves.

Box 8 contains oversize items.

Box 1


1    See Box 8
2    See Box 8
3    Prices of stove by type and dimension, including prices of duplicate parts (c.1930s).
4    Ebenezer Backwell’s accounts book (1874-98).
5    Address book belonging to A. L. Backwell (c. 1960s).
6    People and dates of events associated with the Backwell enterprise, compiled by A. L. Backwell and A. R. A. Backwell.
7    A. L. Backwell’s book detailing share portfolios, including interest received and calls paid.
8    A. L. Backwell’s book detailing various incomes from investments and payments of insurances (1956-63).
9    See Box 8
10    Copy of the patent application drawings for the back draught principle, dated 1893. [Located in SPWV folio shelves.]
11    See Box 8
12    Copy of a speech by Alan Backwell to the Rotary Club of Geelong East (1993) regarding the national recall of the Haan electrical room heater; the introduction of the ‘lost foam’ foundry process; the development of the IXL ‘Tastic’ bathroom heater / ventilator appliance; experiences with ‘enterprise bargaining’; and electronic recording of employee cards.
13    See Box 8
14    See Box 8
15    Original letter from Charles Andrews to Ebenezer Backwell, complaining about the rise in price of stoves supplied by Backwell to Andrews, 8 January 1892.
16    Original envelope from E. Backwell & Son Pty. Ltd., 1923.
17    Receipt from E. W. Backwell to A. E. Backwell, n.d.
18    Valuation of shares, c. 1945.
19    Letter from R. J. Hughes (chartered accountants) to A. L. Backwell regarding the new Articles of Association, 5 June 1950.
20    Notice of Annual General Meeting, 26 November 1945.
21    Notice of Annual General Meeting, 4 November 1944.
22    See Box 8
23    Details of subscription to Second Peace Loan, 9 August 1949.
24    Industrial Questionnaire from the Commonwealth Department of Supply and Development, 10 October 1939, giving details of number of employees and resources used by E. Backwell & Son Pty. Ltd.
25    Copy of a letter from Mrs. E. M. Duggen complaining about quality of IXL jams. Letter received by E. Backwell & Son Pty. Ltd., 27 August 1950.

Box 2


26    Article in the Geelong Advertiser on retirement of A. L. Backwell, 15 December 1975.
27    Copy of corporate structure, January 1982.
28    Description of Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd. in 1988 showing site, management structure, products and market share.
29    Copy of an article from Geelong Business on Backwell IXL’s winning the ‘Geelong Business Excellence Award’, July 1987.
30    Letter from A. L. Backwell to INGENIERIE PROJECTOS promoting Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd., 3 September 1978.
31    Copy of the photograph of the factory site at Wood Street given to Les Cocking in recognition of 50 years service to the company (1923-1973/4).
32    Article from the Geelong Advertiser referring to loan from the Victorian Economic Development Corporation for the purchase of a new brake press, 19 January 1983.
33    Envelope from the Association of MFPA Pty. Ltd to A. L. R. Cocking, n.d.
34    Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd. Employee Handbook, n.d.
35    Article on Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd., including the history of the company, c. 2000.
36    Article on Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd., on the occasion of Brian Backwell being presented with an ‘Australian Made’ plaque by Brian Powell, Chairman of the Victorian Advance Australia Foundation Committee. Source and date unknown.
37    Press release announcing the merger of Sampford & Staff and IXL Appliances, c. 2007.
38    [Blank].
39    Sales distribution network of Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd., as of 28 August 2002.
40    Company telephone numbers of the employees of Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd, c. 1990s.
41    Extract from the Investigator, magazine of the Geelong Historical Society, March 1991, p. 3, detailing trading name change to E. Backwell & Son, as of 1 January 1891.
42    Press release announcing merger of Sampford & Staff and IXL Appliances on 1 February 2007.
43    Notice to employees covering merger of Sampford & Staff with IXL Appliances as of 1 February 2007, issued 19 December 2006.
44    Extract from the Geelong Advertiser detailing the award of ‘Citizen of the Year’ to Alan Backwell, 26 January 1996.
45    Photograph of Alan and Brian Backwell, February 2000.
46    Article from the Geelong Advertiser entitled ’25 years ago - 1956’ detailing election of A. L. Backwell as the 60th Mayor of Geelong, n.d.
47    Various photographs of the Gheringhap Street Stove Works in 1952 and 1953 as well as other photographs from the 1950s.
48    Photograph of Wood Street Works looking north showing the canteen and Research and Development section with foundry in the background, September 1980.
49    Copy of the advertisement for the Page Manufacturing Company from the Geelong and District Illustrated Guide, n.d., p. 212.
50    Copy of an advertisement for ‘Andrews’ “Nonpareil” Cooking Stove’, source unknown, c. 1907.  
51    Copy of the notice of the clearing sale of Andrews’ Stove Works at Spring Street, West Geelong, to be held on 11 April 1956, Geelong Advertiser (?), n.d.
52    Promotional statement by the Andrews’ Nonpareil Stove Company, n.d.
53    Notes on E. Backwell & Son Pty. Ltd., compiled by A. R. L. Cocking, 1 November 1970; includes a photograph of A.R. L. Cocking.
54    Notice of official opening of the contract factory, office and amenities areas (after the fire of 12 April 1998).
55    Photograph of Woods Street administration building, February 2000.
56    Photograph of the Wood Street foundry facing north, n.d.
57    Photographs of the ‘Lost Foam’ process (casting metal, April 1994), (finishing items, n.d.), (casting with runners attached, n.d.).
58    Internal memorandum dealing with appointment of Andrew Lawson as new General Manager as of 10 December 1990; 30 November 1990.
59    Article entitled 'the Backwell Story', no source, n.d.   
60    Article entitled ‘158 years on, Backwell IXL goes cold on wood’, Geelong Advertiser, 3 September 1990.
61    Photocopy of diagram of the IXL ‘Triumph’ stove, including internal dimensions of IXL stoves, n.d.
62    Photocopy of a drawing of a ‘colonial stove’, n.d.
63    Photocopy of an article entitled ‘John’s not stoked in stove revival’, Geelong Advertiser, 24, July 1979, p. 13.
64    Photograph of IXL enamelled press metal bath, n.d.
65    Photograph of load of IXL product for export, December 1978, showing advertisement for IXL ‘Tastic’ bathroom heater / ventilator on back of truck.
66    Division of Industrial Development, Department of Post-War  Reconstruction, Brief Review of the Australian Stoves and Ranges Industry, Commonwealth of Australia, Melbourne, April 1949.
67    Original copy of dimensions of grates for IXL stoves and competitor stoves, n.d.
68    Photocopy of advertisement for IXL cooking stoves, n.d.
69    Photocopy of an advertisement for the ‘Kitchener’ manufactured by E. Backwell & Son, no source, c. 1891.
70    Chronological list of products / businesses over 130 years, compiled by Brian Backwell.

Box 3


71    Image of a stove called the “Fowler Cooker” produced by E. Backwell & Son Pty. Ltd., for the Australian Army, c. 1942-3; extract from Curtin’s Cowboys: Australia’s Secret Bush Commandos by Richard & Helen Walker, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1986.
72    Photocopies of extracts from Oliver Skarkey, Common Knowledge: The Irishness of Everyday Things, covering the history of the wood fired stove, pp. 22-33, ISBN-086914-056-6.   
73    Extract from ‘Around the Kitchen’ featuring “the famous IXL stove”, unknown source, n.d.
74    Extract from ‘Hearth and Home: A History of Domestic Cookery’, unknown source, n.d., pp. 20-2.
75    Extract from ‘1920s Kitchen-Focus of the home’, unknown source, n.d., p. 18.
76    Extract from an unknown source showing various solid fuel stoves and an early gas stove, n.d.
77    Copy of a photograph of the showroom of Chambers and Seymour, sales agent for E. Backwell and Son Pty. Ltd., located at the corner of Collins and Swanston Streets, Melbourne, n.d.
78    ‘Ebenezer Backwell- One of Australia’s Pioneers’, a short history of Backwell IXL, unknown source, n.d.
79    Major components supply activities of Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd., compiled by Brian Backwell, n.d.
80    List of IXL products since the IXL ‘Tastic’ bathroom heater / ventilator.
81    Chronological list of IXL products 1858-1998, compiled by Brian Backwell, 3 February 1999.
82    Letter from Lorraine Huddle of Deakin University to Alan Backwell dated 31 August 2001, offering three early model gas stoves at the time located in Deakin University’s Australian Home Museum.
83    Letter from D. Williams of Ouyen Secondary College to Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd., dated 7 May 1992, seeking information on the development of stoves from the solid fuel types to modern gas and electric types. The reply by Alan Backwell, dated 15 May 1992, is included.
84    Original catalogue of E. Backwell & Son Pty. Ltd. Patent Cooking Stoves, c. 1920.
85    Article including image of IXL double oven solid fuel stove on board the vessel Polly Woodside, The Sun, 23 July 1982, p. 39.
86    Original IXL enamel colour chart and price list, n.d.
87    Photograph of model made by Ebenezer Backwell, n.d.
88    Drawing of early IXL stove, n.d.
89    Photograph of Alan and Brian Backwell, December 1999.
90    Site plan for Wood Street factory in 1988.
91    Order of Service and funeral notice for Brian Bishop.
92    Order of Service and funeral notice for Anthony Palamara.
93    Diagram of IXL ‘95’ stove.
94    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘127’ slow combustion stove.
95    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘71’, ‘72’ & ‘73’ slow combustion stoves.
96    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Avalon’ slow combustion stove.
97    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Corio’ electric cooker.
98    Advertising pamphlet for IXL enamelled ‘Bath-Basin’.
99    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘101’ slow combustion stove.
100    Instructions for installation and operation of the IXL ‘95’ stove.
101    [Blank].
102    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Vision 300’ and ‘Vision 400’electric cooker.
103    Information sheet on the Tooling and Stamping Division, including photograph of Karl Linnert.
104    Graph of sales of IXL ‘Tastic’ bathroom heater / ventilator, 1977-1993.
105    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Glenwood’ slow combustion stove.
106    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Gas Pot’ gas heater.
107    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Finesse’ gas wall furnace.
108    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Ironing Cupboard’.
109    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Firebed’ convection heater.
110    Advertising brochure for electric home appliances, including IXL radiant, room and space heaters, as well as the IXL ‘Tastic’ range of bathroom heater / ventilators.
111    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Towel Rail’.
112    Part of an advertising brochure featuring IXL ‘8A’ & ‘5A’ heavy duty solid fuel cookers for hotels, catering establishments, etc.
113    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Dragon’ convection room heater.
114    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Gas-Electric Air Conditioner’.
115    Advertising brochure for IXL electric heating collection, including portable and space heaters.
116    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Sovereign’ space heater.
117    Information sheets on IXL ‘Tastic’ bathroom heater / ventilators.
118    Advertising brochure for IXL Summer Cooling guide for 2007/8.

Box 4


119    Photograph of first IXL ‘Tastic’ (two light) bathroom heater / ventilator.
120    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘E-BBQ’.
121    Letter to IXL staff announcing the launch of the IXL electric blanket range, 18 December 2000.
122    Article and photograph of IXL representatives and senior management, Mingay’s Retailer and Merchandiser, May 1991, p. 46.
123    IXL Appliances Summer 2006/7 Price Guide, c. 2005.
124    Extract from a report by Kevin Brighton, advising directors on the best approach to having components and finished products produced in China.
125    IXL Appliance brochure on garden lighting and ‘E-BBQ’, c. 2000.
126    IXL heater range brochure, Winter 2006.
127    Photograph of Brian Backwell at Gheringhap Street Stove Works with IXL ‘95’ slow combustion stove which he designed, c. 1953.
128    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Vision Heat’ and ‘Midi Bank’ heaters.
129    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Marshall’ slow combustion cooker.
130    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Thermador’ range hood kit.
131    Cartoon of ‘Irish Wood Oven’, n.d.
132    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Easy Duct Triumph’ bathroom heater / ventilator.
133    Article: ‘Furnacing a Future’, Geelong Business News, n.d., p.24.
134    Brochure for IXL heater range, Winter 2007.
135    Photocopy of a report on product development by Brian Backwell, March 1992.
136    Copy of a report on product development, source unknown but most likely Brian Backwell, 25 October 1991.
137    Copy of a report on product development, source unknown but most likely Brian Backwell, 18 November 1991.
138    Copy of a report on product development, source unknown but most likely Brian Backwell, 3 February 1992.
139    Copy of a report on product development, source unknown but most likely Brian Backwell, 21 May 1991.
140    Copy of a report on product development, source unknown but most likely Brian Backwell, 16 March 1992.
141    Article ‘Diversity Spice of Backwell IXL’, Herald Sun, 12 March 2008.
142    Sampford IXL, SIXL Branch News, Autumn 2008 issue.
143    Photograph of IXL ‘Marshall’ slow combustion stove.
144    Advertising brochure and installation instructions for IXL ‘Gas Pot’ pot belly heater.
145    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Vent N Lite’.
146    Advertising brochure and installation instructions for IXL ‘Gas Wall Furnace’.
147    Advertising brochure, ‘The Common Cents Guide to Choosing Economical Electric Home Heating’, n.d.
148    Advertising brochure ‘They Can’t All Be Best: an uncomplicated guide to home heating’, n.d.
149    Advertising pamphlet for ‘Valor Living Flame’ gas fire places, distributed by Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd., n.d.
150    Advertising brochure for IXL contract manufacturing production capability, c. 2004.
151    Advertising brochure for IXL roll forming, n.d.
152    Photocopy of Les Cocking, ‘Geelong Stovemakers’, Investigator, Geelong Historical Society, March 1972, pp. 12-19.
153    Chairman’s and Executive Director’s Report for IXL Appliances for the year ending 30 June 2004.
154    Outline history of Backwell businesses, n.d.
155    Photocopy of notice from Southcorp Appliances covering the sale of its heating and cooling business to ILEC Investments Pty. Ltd.
156    Article on A.L. Backwell in ‘People in the News’, Geelong News, 17 September 1982.
157    Photocopy of the manuscript ‘Autobiography and Memoirs of A. L. Backwell’ (including military service in World War I), n.d.
158    Article ‘Labor sweetened by hope of reward’ (covering history of Backwell businesses), no source but most probably Geelong News, n.d.
159    Article ‘Economy will feel the loss’, (covering the effect on Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd. from the closure of the Ford Motor Company’s engine plant in Geelong), Geelong Advertiser, 19 July 2007.
160    Article ‘Manufacturing Chief calls for export push’ (with references to Brian Backwell and Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd.), Geelong Business News, August 1995, pp. 10, 11.
161    Photograph of part of the foundry team, 15 December 2004.
162    Article ‘$750,000 blaze mystery’ (the fire at Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd.), Geelong Advertiser, 14 April 1998; and photographs of the fire damage.
163    Article ‘Oh, what a feeling for Geelong firm’ (covering Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd. winning Toyota (Australia) award), no source, n.d.
164    Obituary for Karl Linnert, no source, n.d.
165    Photograph of John Backwell receiving an award from the Hon. Digby Crozier, Victorian Minister for State Development and Decentralization, n.d.
166    Staff notice covering appointment of Malcolm Owens as Acting Chief Executive Officer of IXL Appliances, 14 June 2006.

Box 5


167    Staff notice covering appointment of Mike Delauney as Chief Executive Officer of IXL Appliances, 15 May 2006.
168    Staff notice covering the appointment of Richard Drury as Chief Financial Officer, n.d.
169    Note on the date of appointment of Ross Alexander McDonald, n.d.
170    Internal memorandum covering the appointment of Adam Charleston as Financial Controller (replacing Dan Eyre), 7 October 1993.
171    Article ‘Mr. Bragg arrives for a look-see’, no source, 25 February 1975; and article ‘A Ray of comfort’, Geelong Advertiser, 2 December 1980. Both articles deal with the joint venture between Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd. and Lennox Industries.
172    Photographs of early presses used by E. Backwell & Son Pty. Ltd. in 1960s.
173    Photograph of milling machine used by E. Backwell & Son Pty. Ltd. in the 1960s.
174    Article ‘$800,000 investment in casting technology’, Geelong Advertiser, 20 April 1992 (covering investment in ‘lost foam’ process), and photograph (September 1994) and technical article on the process.
175    Photograph of continuous enamelling furnace, September 1994.
176    Photograph of gas fired boiler used in enamelling pickling line and ‘lost foam’ injection moulding, n.d.
177    Photograph of enamelling plant including the conveying drier, among others.
178    Photograph of enamelling cast iron valves, September 1994.
179    Photograph of pressed steel hollow ware (1994?).
180    Photograph of the press shop, September 1994.
181    Photograph of rotating forks servicing the enamelling batch furnace, September 1994.
182    Photograph of Ron Read, Vitreous Enamelling Manager.
183    Photograph of enamelling spray booth, September 1994.
184    Photograph of enamelling ball mill, September 1994.
185    Photograph of enamelling work shop, September 1994.
186    Photograph of application line servicing continuous electric furnace, n.d.
187    Grinding ball mills, September 1994.
188    Photograph of foundry at Wood Street, n.d.
189    Diagram of factory site at Woods Street, 1981.
190    Photograph of office extensions at Wood Street, (1970) including carport which was where extension was built.
191    Assorted photographs of enamelling process in the 1960s.
192    Assorted photographs of tool room at Wood Street in 1977.
193    Assorted photographs and a press article on press shop at Wood Street, n.d.
194    Photographs of sand blasting and other foundry operations, including a photograph of Ray Goodwin, n.d.
195    Photographs of assembly lines of the ‘Tastic’ heater / ventilator (2008), ‘Avalon’ stoves (1980), ‘Heat Bank’ (1970), and ‘Dragon’ heater (1956).
196    Photograph of construction of factory and offices at Wood Street, 1956 to early 1960s.
197    Design concept (watercolour) of Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd. office and factory by Buchan, Laird and Buchan. The concept was never built. [Located in SPWV folio shelves.]
198    Photograph of foundry workers at Gheringhap Street stove works.
199    Photograph of E. Backwell’s blacksmith shop and stove works in Aberdeen Street, Geelong West, c. 1878.
200    Photograph of E. Backwell & Son Pty. Ltd. stove works in Gheringhap Street, Geelong, c. 1949.
201    Article on introducing ‘lost foam’ process at Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd., with interview with and photograph of Don Carter, Business Review Weekly, 13 September 1991.
202    Site instructions to contractors and visitors.
203    Company profile, December 1969.
204    Company profile, December 1978; and amendments, March 1980.
205    Company profiles, c. 1980.
206    Company profile, June 1966.
207    Company profile, June 1967.
208    Profile of the Tool Room, 30 November 1964.
209    See Box 8
210    See Box 8
211    Photograph of enamelling shop, mid 1960s.
212    Assembly line at Wood Street factory, n.d.
213    Company profile, December 1969.

Box 6


214    Company profile, March 1978.
215    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Vision’ electric stove.
216    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Turnabout’ mobile air conditioner.
217    Original IXL enamelling colour chart.
218    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘71’, ‘72’ slow combustion cookers.
219    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ducted electric space heater.
220    Advertising pamphlet for IXL electric cooker with ‘Warm Morning’ heater.
221    Advertising pamphlet and instructions for installation for IXL hot water booster.
222    Advertising pamphlets for IXL ‘Dragon’ console convection room heater.
223    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Kardinia’ solid fuel and ‘Corio’ electric stoves.
224    Advertising pamphlet for imported IXL ‘Gas Hot Plate’.
225    Photograph and installation and operation brochure for IXL ‘Briquette Hot Water Unit and Dairy Heater’.
226    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Vanity Basin’.
227    Photograph of IXL ‘8A’ solid fuel stove with hot water facility.
228    Photograph of display of IXL electric heaters.
229    Brochure of IXL serial numbers of duplicate parts.
230    Retail Price list of IXL slow combustion cookers (1965).
231    Photograph of enamelling cylinders for Braemar hot water services.
232    Profile of E. Backwell & Son (Foundry) Pty. Ltd., November 1970.
233    Profile of E. Backwell & Son Pty. Ltd. and other associated companies, November 1970.
234    Advertising pamphlet of IXL ‘Visionaire Ducted Heat Bank’ and photograph of electric heat bank imported from Northern Ireland.
235    Photos and proofs of John Backwell and Brian Backwell with the Hon. Digby Crozier, Victorian Minister for State Development and Decentralization, n.d.
236    Advertising brochure for cost efficient IXL electric heaters.
237    McEwan’s catalogue featuring ‘Tastic’ 3-in-1 bathroom heater / ventilator, July 1991.
238    Advertisement for IXL solid fuel stoves, no source, 1917; and advertising pamphlet for early model stoves, n.d.
239    Advertising pamphlet for ‘Waste Master 1300’ bins and ‘Waste Bin’, n.d.
240    Photograph of display of IXL space heaters in Woden ACT trade fair, n.d.
241    Advertising pamphlet of IXL bathroom products.
242    Advertising pamphlet of IXL ‘Hotline’ spare parts & service (1982).
243    Photograph of mock-up of ‘Corio’ electric stove.
244    Article covering takeover of automotive parts contracts from Coghlan Russell by Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd., The Independent, 15 June 2007.
245    Report by Malcolm Owens covering his trip to China and Hong Kong, January 2004.
246    IXL News, No.1, April 1981.
247    Letterhead of EnergyWorld, the pilot enterprise conceived by John Backwell to position Backwell IXL as a retailer of appliances. This and other enterprises were to be sold as a part of a franchise scheme.
248    Analysis of Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd. sales by product group in 1991.
249    E. Backwell & Son Pty. Ltd., An Outline of the history of E. Backwell & Son Pty. Ltd. Geelong, iron founders and manufacturers of cooking and heating appliances, 1858-1958. This booklet was produced by A. L. Backwell to celebrate the centenary of the business.
250    Report by A. R. A. Backwell on the operations of the Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd. during the decade ending 1991.
251    Report by A. R. A. Backwell on the operations of the Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd. during the decade ending 2001.
252    See Box 8
253    See Box 8
254    See Box 8
255    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Shower / Bath’.
256    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘The Fireplace’.
257    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Vista and Vogue Electric Cookers’.
258    Advertising pamphlet for the IXL ‘Four Eleven Portable Space Heater’.
259    Advertising pamphlet for IXL Appliances (racing car with ‘Tastic’ headlights).
260    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ‘Elite Convection Heater’.
261    Advertising pamphlet for IXL ventilation and cooling products.

Box 7


262    Family tree for members of the Backwell family, who were / are principals / directors of the Backwell business.
263    Photocopy of a photograph of Ebenezer Backwell.
264    Photocopy of a photograph of Mary Ann de La Rue Backwell, wife of Ebenezer Backwell.
265    Photocopy of photograph of Edwin Walter Backwell, son of Ebenezer Backwell.
266    Photocopy of a photograph of Albert Ernest Backwell, son of Ebenezer Backwell.
267    Photocopy of a photograph of Edwin Lyle Backwell, son of Edwin Walter Backwell.
268    Photocopy of a photograph of Albert Leslie Backwell, son of Albert Ernest Backwell.
269    Photocopy of a photograph of Albert Leslie Backwell with his three sons, John, Brian and Alan.
270    Photocopy of a photograph of Alwyn Robert Albert (Alan) Backwell, son of Albert Leslie Backwell.
271    Photocopy of a photograph of Edwin John William Backwell, son of Albert Leslie Backwell.
272    Photocopy of a photograph of Brian Owen Leslie Backwell, son of Albert Leslie Backwell.
273    Photocopy of a photograph of Robert Peter Backwell, son of Brian Owen Leslie Backwell.
274    Photocopy of a photograph of Matthew Hartley Backwell, son of Alwyn Robert Albert Backwell.
275    Photocopy of a photograph of Jonathon Leslie Backwell, son of Alwyn Robert Albert Backwell.
276    Photocopy of a photograph of Ian Vaughan, director of Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd.
277    Photocopy of a photograph of Les Cocking, long-time employee of Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd.
278    Photocopy of a photograph of Ron Read, Manager of the Enamelling Works of Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd.
279    Photocopy of a photograph of Brian Bishop, Service and Research Manager of Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd.
280    Photocopy of a Photograph of Karl Linnert, Manufacturing Manager of Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd.
281    Photocopy of a photograph of Anthony Palamara, Manufacturing Manager at Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd.
282    Photocopy of a photograph of David Sykes, General Manager of Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd.
283    Photocopy of a photograph of Ross McDonald, Business Development and Engineering Manager of Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd.
284    Photocopy of a photograph of Sandra Priddle, Manager of Human Resources of Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd.
285    Photocopy of a photograph of Malcolm Owens, Marketing Manager of Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd.
286    Photocopy of a photograph of Richard Drury, Finance Controller of Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd.
287    Photocopy of a photograph of Kelvin Stones, Appliance Manager of Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd.
288    Photocopy of a photograph of Jim McCutcheon, Service and Research Manager of Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd.
289    Photocopy of a photograph of Peter Klein, Foundry Manager of Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd.
290    Obituary of Brian Owen Leslie Backwell, Geelong Advertiser, 15 January 2009.
291    Advertising pamphlet for the Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd. press shop, 2008.
292    Advertising pamphlet for the Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd. foundry, 2008.
293    DVD of photographs contained in Innovation and Enterprise: A history of Backwell IXL 1858-2008.
294    DVD of Backwell IXL stoves and photographs of the book launch of Innovation and Enterprise: A history of Backwell IXL 1858-2008.
295    Copy of G. A. McLean, Innovation and Enterprise: A history of Backwell IXL 1858-2008, Backwell IXL Pty. Ltd., Geelong, 2008.
296    See Box 8
297    Photocopy of a photograph of G. A. McLean, author of Innovation and Enterprise: A history of Backwell IXL, 1858-2008.
298    Extract from Bruce Brown, I Excel!- The Life and Times of Sir Henry Jones, Libra Books, Hobart, 1991, pp. 36, 37, giving details of the first use of the product brand name IXL in 1895.
299    See Box 8
300    See Box 8
301    See Box 8
302    See Box 8

Box 8 (oversize items)

        
1    Ledger of payments to shareholders (1921-32), trading accounts, profit and loss accounts, balance sheets (1921-1934) and salaries to directors (1923-33).
2    Minutes of directors’ and shareholders’ meetings (1923-45).
9    Photograph of Backwell IXL stove stand at the Geelong Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures Exhibition at the Geelong Wool Stores, 1936.
11    Minutes of Annual Meeting of shareholders of E. Backwell & Son Pty. Ltd., 22 October 1948.
13    Copy of a speech by A. R. L. Cocking to the Geelong Historical Society on his recollections of the development of E. Backwell & Son Pty. Ltd., n.d.
14    Notes on E. Backwell & Son Pty. Ltd., by A. R. L. Cocking, November 1970.
22    Profit and loss statement and balance sheet for 30 June 1944.
209    Photograph of fitting room at Gheringhap Street stove works, 1904-6.
210    Photograph of fitting room at Gheringhap Street stove works, 1904-6.
252    Photocopy of trade mark registration for IXL ‘Triumph’ solid fuel stove, 12 June 1926.
253    Notes on the operation of the foundry at Gheringhap Street IXL stove works in 1952, compiled by Brian Backwell.
254    Photograph of IXL stove works in Gheringhap Street, c. 1903.
296    Advertising brochure for IXL ‘Tastic NEO’, published 2009.
299    Photograph of half-ton, high frequency induction furnace supplied and   commissioned by A.S.E.A. in 1968.
300    Photograph of E. Backwell’s blacksmith’s shop and stove works in Aberdeen Street, Geelong West, c. 1878. [Duplicate].
301    Photograph of E. Backwell & Son Pty. Ltd. stove works in Gheringhap Street, Geelong, c. 1949. [Duplicate].
302    Photograph of E. Backwell & Son Pty. Ltd. stove works in Gheringhap Street, Geelong in 1931, including managers and employees.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

30th November 2010