UK photo postcard chauffeur Sir Jesse Boots’ Métallurgique automobile

$65.00 CAD

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Photo postcard of James Robertson chauffeur for Sir Jesse Boots, "Chemists to the Nation", beside a Métallurgique automobile. Taken in Surrey UK.


Written on tape UL corner “Surrey.

Written on back:


James Robertson – chauffe to Sir Jesse Boots of “Boots Chemists” fame
who lived at Fox Warren Park

Printed stamp ‘N.W. LEWIS. 2, Fortescue Road WEYBRIDGE, SURREY

Crease LR corner, piece of scotch tape UL corner. Smudges on back,

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)


Métallurgique were cars made by Société Anonyme L'Auto Métallurgique, Marchienne-au-Pont, Belgium, between 1898 and 1928. Before making cars, the company had made railway locomotives and rolling stock.

Jesse Boot, 1st Baron Trent (1850 –1931) transformed The Boots Company, founded by his father, John Boot, into a national retailer, which branded itself as "Chemists to the Nation".

Boot was knighted in 1909, created a baronet in 1917, and announced in the New Year's Honours of 1929 was elevated to the peerage, and created Baron Trent, of Nottingham in the County of Nottingham on 18 March 1929.These latter honours probably owed as much to his solid support of the Liberal Party as to his philanthropy to the city of his birth.