This publicity leaflet formed part of an extensive technical reference library operated by Australian Consolidated Industries Ltd (ACI) and its predecessor Australian Glass Manufacturers Ltd (AGM) from their manufacturing plant at Spotswood, Victoria. The technical library appears to have been set up around the time that the AGM Engineering Section was established at Spotswood in the early 1930s and was housed on a mezzanine floor above the AGM Engineering workshops in what was known as Building 55 on the east side of Booker Street, Spotswood.

The ACI Reference Library contained text books, periodicals and trade literature relating to a wide range of engineering and transport equipment. Many of the products included were at one time either used or contemplated for use in one of the AGM or ACI manufacturing plants. Items were lent out to ACI employees across Australia on request.


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