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Photographs from the BMIHT

Due to an exclusive agreement with the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust the Original MGTD Midget will be displaying up to thirty large web quality original factory photographs on this page for your restoration and reference use. These pictures were scanned from the original glass negatives and some were done at my personal expense. See the following sections on how you can contribute to the digital archival and transfer of the factory photographs and/or how to obtain high quality photographic prints of these photographs. Many of these pictures are exclusive to the Original MGTD Midget and have never been published by other media before.

The Original MGTD Midget wishes to thank the Photographic Archives of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust in providing these images.

Note: All of the pictures on this page are property of the Heritage Motor Centre and the rights to reproduce these images on this site has been granted by them. These pictures should not be copied or distributed without prior permission of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust in any form either physically or electronically.

Selected Original Factory Photographs

1949 Chassis
This is a preproduction chassis of a 1949 MGTD. Note the solid wheels. Also note the chrome at the end of the steering column and the white area on top of the air cleaner. Later models were fitted with a stiffener tube at the front body mount that reinforced the body. Notice also that the front wheels were painted black while the rears were most likely silver, the production color.

Removal of the Rack and Pinion
This is a picture of the steering housing being removed from the chassis. Note the smooth (non finned) oil pan. Notice also that this is a right hand drive car. Most likely one of the pre production cars as this image is used in the workshop manual. Studying images such as these carefully can provide you with much information on how the car was originally constructed and finished.

MGTD Hood Up
This factory image of the MGTD was probably shot for publicity purposes. Note that this car now sports slotted wheels. While the image is in black and white the car was most likely painted ivory. This car is also a left hand drive car destined for the export market.

2000th MGTD
This is an extremely rare photograph of a US Army Sergeant collecting the 2000th MG in the UK in 1952.

List of Original Factory Photographs

This section contains a listing of every original factory MGTD photograph contained in the photographic library of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust. All currently scanned photographs are shown.

If you would like to help digitally preserve these photographs please send a donation to the BMIHT Photographic Library in care of the Original MGTD Midget Digital Factory Photographic Preservation. Contact the library for information on how you can help preserve the collection.

Negative Description Image
C032668 M.G. 'TD' Midget. 3/4 rear. Hood up (L.R.).
C032669 M.G. 'TD' Midget. 3/4 front. Hood up (L.R.).
C032670 M.G. 'TD' Midget. Side. Hood down (L.R.).
C032671 M.G. 'TD' Midget. 3/4 front. Hood down (L.R.).
C032672 M.G. 'TD' Midget. 3/4 rear. Hood down (L.L.).  
C032673 M.G. 'TD' Midget. Facia controls.
C032674 M.G. 'TD' Midget. Luggage grid, spare wheel.  
C032675 M.G. 'TD' Midget. Radio.  
C032676 M.G. 'TD' Midget. Engine in situ (L.L.).  
C032677 M.G. 'TD' Midget. Engine in situ (L.R.).  
C032678 M.G. 'TD' Midget. Windscreen down (close up).  
C032679 M.G. 'TD' Midget. Front suspension.  
C032747 TD Midget. Stages in production of body.  
C032748 TD Midget. Stages in production of body.  
C032749 TD Midget. Stages in production of body.  
C032750 TD Midget. Stages in production of body.  
C032751 TD Midget. Stages in production of body.  
C032752 TD Midget. Stages in production of body.  
C033085 Welding 'TD' Midget chassis.  
C033086 MG TD Midget on assembly line. Lowering body onto chassis.
C033087 'TD' Midget chassis.
C033089 Controls on 1 1/4 litre Tourer M.G. Poss TD  
C033109 MG 'TD' Midget. Overhead view  
C033110 MG 'TD' Midget. Overhead view with 2 male passengers standing.
C033111 MG 'TD' Midget. Overhead view with male driver.
C033112 MG 'TD' Midget.  
C033113 MG 'TD' Midget. Rear View
C033114 MG 'TD' Midget. Rear view
C033115 MG 'TD' Midget. Front close-up radiator/grille
C033402 'TD' Midget. Packing at Nuffield Exports.  
C033403 'TD' Midget. Packing at Nuffield Exports.
C033404 'TD' Midget. Packing at Nuffield Exports.
C033405 'TD' Midget. Packing at Nuffield Exports.  
C033406 'TD' Midget. Packing at Nuffield Exports.  
C033463 Facia and controls on M.G. 'TD' Midget.
C033464 Facia and controls on M.G. 'TD' Midget.  
C033621 'TD' Midget chassis and details for artist.  
C033622 'TD' Midget chassis and details for artist.  
C033623 'TD' Midget chassis and details for artist.  
C033624 'TD' Midget chassis and details for artist.  
C033625 'TD' Midget chassis and details for artist.  
C033626 'TD' Midget chassis and details for artist.  
C033627 'TD' Midget chassis and details for artist.  
C033723 Mrs. Kay Petre with 'TD' M.G. at Cowley.  
C033724 Mrs. Kay Petre with 'TD' M.G. at Cowley.  
C033962 Special view of M.G. 'TD' Midget (artist).  
C034269 filming of MG "TD" Midget  
C034270 filming of MG "TD" Midget  
C034271 filming of MG "TD" Midget  
C034272 filming of MG "TD" Midget  
C034273 filming of MG "TD" Midget  
C034274 filming of MG "TD" Midget  
C034275 filming of MG "TD" Midget  
C034276 filming of MG "TD" Midget  
C034472 MG TD Midget body frame build-up jigs  
C034709 Picture of the steering housing being removed from the chassis
C034711 MG TD Midget manual illustration, Headlamp open showing wiring
C034821 MG "TD" Midget in scenic surroundings in London
C034822 MG "TD" Midget in scenic surroundings in London
C034823 MG "TD" Midget in scenic surroundings in London
C034824 MG "TD" Midget in scenic surroundings in London  
C034825 MG "TD" Midget in scenic surroundings in London
C034826 MG "TD" Midget in scenic surroundings in London  
C034827 MG "TD" Midget in scenic surroundings in London  
C034869 copy MG "TD" drawing No 2512 (engine)  
C035139 MG "TD" trim assembly at bodies branch  
C035140 MG "TD" trim assembly at bodies branch  
C035141 MG "TD" trim assembly at bodies branch  
C035142 MG "TD" trim assembly at bodies branch  
C035143 MG "TD" trim assembly at bodies branch  
C035144 MG "TD" trim assembly at bodies branch  
C035145 MG "TD" trim assembly at bodies branch  
C035146 MG "TD" trim assembly at bodies branch  
C035147 MG "TD" body build-up jig  
C035207 copy MG "TD" shooting scene from "The Body Said No"  
C035563 Body saloon being lowered onto MG " TD" Midget chassis  
C035564 Body saloon being lowered onto MG " TD" Midget chassis. Abingdon  
C035666 MG "TD" Midget. In studio, front 3/4 view  
C035667 MG "TD" Midget. In Studio, front 3/4 view
C035668 MG "TD" Midget  
C035669 MG "TD" Midget  
C035670 MG "TD" Midget  
C035671 MG "TD" Midget  
C035672 MG "TD" Midget  
C035889 MG "TD" Midget  
C035890 MG "TD" Midget  
C035891 MG "TD" Midget  
C035892 MG "TD" Midget. In Studio, hood up, front 3/4 view
C035893 MG "TD" Midget  
C036268 MG "TD" Midget high 3/4 front pierved wheels  
C036269 MG "TD" Midget high 3/4 front pierved wheels  
C036270 MG "TD" Midget high 3/4 front pierved wheels  
C036301 MG "TD" Midget 3/4 side view high viewpoint  
C036336 MG "TD" on Scuthfield golf course
C036337 MG "TD" on Scuthfield golf course  
C036338 MG "TD" on Scuthfield golf course  
C036339 MG "TD" on Scuthfield golf course  
C036468 Various views on MG production lines. MG TD Midget
C036469 MG Production Line Abingdon
C036471 MG Production Line Abingdon
C036472 MG Production Line Abingdon
C036545 Chapman mechanism i.e seat adjuster on MG "TD"  
C036635 dimantling water pump on MG "TD"  
C036722 dismantling brake drum and hub on MG "TD"  
C036723 dismantling brake drum and hub on MG "TD"  
C036922 copy watercolour MG "TD" at Sliverstone  
C037093 copies composite photo of MG "TD" Midget  
C037152 M.G. 'TD' Midget outside cottage at Broadway, Worcester  
C037483 Copy. 'TD' Midget. 3/4 rear view.  
C037484 Copy. 'TD' Midget. 3/4 plan view, with figures.  
C037501 Ice skating star with 'TD' Midget.  
C037502 Ice skating star with 'TD' Midget.  
C037503 Ice skating star with 'TD' Midget.  
C037521 M.G. 'TD' trim assembly st Bodies Branch.  
C037522 M.G. 'TD' trim assembly st Bodies Branch.  
C037523 M.G. 'TD' trim assembly st Bodies Branch.  
C037524 M.G. 'TD' body panel making at Bodies Branch.
C037525 M.G. 'TD' body panel making at Bodies Branch.
C037526 M.G. 'TD' engine on line. Engines Branch.
C037527 M.G. 'TD' engine on test. Engines Branch.
C039003 Copy. M.G. 'TD' with driver, near Zurich.  
C039004 Copy. M.G. 'TD' with driver, near Zurich.  
C039005 Copy. M.G. 'TD' with driver, near Zurich.  
C039331 Copy. M.G. 'TD' Midget in South Africa.  
C039338 M.G. 'TD' chassis without engine.  
C039342 Rear axle 'TD' Midget.  
C039343 Front suspension 'TD' Midget.  
C039726 Ingintion Key Holder in M.G. 'TD'.  
C039740 M.G. 'TD' Midget front view.
C039741 M.G. 'TD' Midget rear view.
C039961 Damage to bodywork on 'TD' M.G.  
C039962 Damage to bodywork on 'TD' M.G.  
C039963 Damage to bodywork on 'TD' M.G.  
C039964 Damage to bodywork on 'TD' M.G.  
C039965 Damage to bodywork on 'TD' M.G.  
C039966 Damage to bodywork on 'TD' M.G.  
C039967 Damage to bodywork on 'TD' M.G.  
C039968 Damage to bodywork on 'TD' M.G.  
C039969 MG TD Battery  
C040638 2 men working on M.G. 'TD'.  
C040650 M.G. 'TD' and Taxi Body line, Bodies Branch.
C040742 Special Racing 'TD' Midget Car.  
C040743 Special Racing 'TD' Midget Car.  
C040744 Special Racing 'TD' Midget Car.  
C040745 Special Racing 'TD' Midget Car.  
C040746 Special Racing 'TD' Midget Car.  
C040747 Special Racing 'TD' Midget Car.  
C040748 Special Racing 'TD' Midget Car.  
C040749 Special Racing 'TD' Midget Car.  
C040750 Special Racing 'TD' Midget Car.  
C040867 Special Racing 'TD' Midget Car. 3/4 front facing left  
C040868 Special Racing 'TD' Midget Car. 3/4 front low.  
C040869 Special Racing 'TD' Midget Car. Side.  
C040870 Special Racing 'TD' Midget Car. 3/4 rear facing right  
C040871 Special Racing 'TD' Midget Car. 3/4 front F.L with employees.  
C044495 Mr. Poole with Mr. Nakagawa viewing 'TD'.  
C044730 M.G. 'TD' Midget facia panel showing radio set.  
C044731 M.G. 'TD' Midget facia panel showing radio set.  
C045302 M.G. 'TD' Top 3/4 rear view.  
C045320 Copy. Section drawing (engine of M.G. 'TD').  
C045743 M.G. 'TD' Midget with passengers.
C046569 M.G. 'TD'. Top 3/4 front view.  
C047055 M.G. 'TD' Midget in country, Thame.  
C047056 M.G. 'TD' Midget in country, Thame, 2 female models
C047057 M.G. 'TD' Midget in country, Long Crendon, Bucks.  
C047058 M.G. 'TD' Midget in country, Long Crendon, Bucks.  
C047059 M.G. 'TD' Midget in country, Long Crendon, Bucks.
C047060 M.G. 'TD' Midget in country, Long Crendon, Bucks, female models
C047372 20,000th M.G. 'TD' to leave line at Abingdon.
C047446 US Army Sergeant collecting the 2000th MG in the UK in 1952.
C047545 M.G. 'TD' Midget rear axle (showing "Philidas" self-locking  
C048052 M.G. 'TD'. 3/4 front facing right. Hood down. Studio.  
C048053 M.G. 'TD'. 3/4 rear facing right. Hood down. Studio.  
C048054 M.G. 'TD'. Side facing right. Hood down. Studio.  
C048055 M.G. 'TD'. Side facing left. Hood up. Studio.
C048056 M.G. 'TD'. 3/4 front facing right. Hood up. Studio.  
C048057 M.G. 'TD'. 3/4 rear facing right. Hood up. Studio.
C048059 M.G. 'TD'. Low view. 3/4 front.  
C048320 M.G. 'TD' with reflector lights and change w.s. wiper.  
C048321 M.G. 'TD' with reflector lights and change w.s. wiper.  
C048322 M.G. 'TD' with reflector lights and change w.s. wiper.  
C048323 M.G. 'TD' with reflector lights and change w.s. wiper.  
C048324 M.G. 'TD' with reflector lights and change w.s. wiper.  
C048325 M.G. 'TD' with reflector lights and change w.s. wiper.  
C048326 M.G. 'TD' with reflector lights and change w.s. wiper.  
C048327 M.G. 'TD' with reflector lights and change w.s. wiper.  
C048797 M.G. 'TD' new engine layout (experimental).  
C048798 M.G. 'TD' new engine layout (experimental).  
C048799 M.G. 'TD' new engine layout (experimental).  
C048953 Oil test on 'TD' sump in Experimental.  
C048954 Oil test on 'TD' sump in Experimental.  
C048955 Oil test on 'TD' sump in Experimental.  
C048956 Oil test on 'TD' sump in Experimental.  
C048957 Oil test on 'TD' sump in Experimental.  
C048958 Oil test on 'TD' sump in Experimental.  
C048959 Oil test on 'TD' sump in Experimental.  
C048960 Oil test on 'TD' sump in Experimental.  
C049345 Facia panel and controls on M.G. 'TD' Midget.  
C049346 Facia panel and controls on M.G. 'TD' Midget.  
C049347 Facia panel and controls on M.G. 'TD' Midget.  
C049348 Facia panel and controls on M.G. 'TD' Midget.  
C050106 Copy. Special body on M.G. 'TD'.  
C050125 M.G. 'TD' Midget 3/4 front. High view point  
C050126 M.G. 'TD' Midget 3/4 rear. High view point  
C050194 MG TD 1953
C050197 Negs. from transparencies. M.G. 'TD' Long Crendon.1953
C050198 Negs. from transparencies. M.G. 'TD' Watlington.  
C050266 Copy. M.G. 'TD' Midget in Florida USA. Rear view, 2 passengers
C051273 'TD' in America. Copy.  
C051411 Copy. M.G. 'TD' Midget with female model.
C051412 Copy. M.G. 'TD' with model.  
C056870 Side view of 'TD' with doors open.  
C252366 Copies of old MG cars - MG TD  
C274125 MGB GT - MG (TF.TD) 1953  
C274126 MGB GT - MG (TF.TD) 1953  
T117843 Mirror rear vision MG TD  
T117844 Mirror rear vision MG TD  
T117845 Mirror rear vision MG TD  

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