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Top Rank Motor Inns

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1962-1966 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Calloway, Thomas (architect)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printing ink on cardboard

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Stephen Calloway

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3H, shelf 21

This is the cover of a portfolio of designs for Top Rank motor inns by the architect, Thomas Calloway. It is inscribed 'Top Rank' and 'Motor Inns' in capitals in black ink. The cover was used to contain a number of presentation drawings of interiors of Top Rank motor inns to show to clients.

Physical description

Cover of a portfolio of designs inscribed with the words 'TOP RANK' in black ink and 'MOTOR INNS' in white ink, both sets of words are in printed capitals. The cover is rectangular and in brown cardboard and has a taped spine in cream tape.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (designed)


1962-1966 (designed)


Calloway, Thomas (architect)

Materials and Techniques

Printing ink on cardboard


Height: 48.6 cm, Width: 66 cm

Object history note

This portfolio containg drawings was given to the Victoria and Albert Museum by Stephen Calloway, son of the architect, Thomas Calloway, and also Curator in the Word & Image Department in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Descriptive line

Cover of a portfolio of designs for Top Rank Motor Inns by Thomas Calloway

Production Note

Stephen Calloway, son of the architect, stated that 'all the drawings by my father date from 1962-66. They are mostly to the earlier end of those four years.'


Ink; Cardboard



Subjects depicted

Top rank motor inns


Containers; Designs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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