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25 Lambert & Butler “Hints and Tips for Motorists” Cigarette Cards from 1932

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Lambert & Butler's cigarettes "Hints & Tips For Motorists" (series of 25 issued in 1929) #1 Hand Signals

Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes “Hints & Tips For Motorists” (series of 25 issued in 1929) #1 Hand Signals

In 1834 Charles Lambert, the son of a snuff miller from Surrey, set up a cigarette manufacturing business with Charles Butler. The company had its first premises in St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London. Two years later, to cope with increasing demand, they moved to Drury Lane. Along with being one of the first British business to manufacture cigars for the UK market Lambert & Butler also sold cigarettes and pipe tobacco.

The partnership continued to be very successful and the business grew substantially. However, in December 1901 the company merged with Imperial Tobacco to protect itself from being taken over by the American Tobacco Company. The brand perhaps subsided from view while under the control of Imperial Tobacco and slowly died away. However, in 1974 Lambert & Butler was relaunched as a king size cigarette and the brand still exists today.

Lambert & Butler produced its first set of cigarette cards in 1898. Major companies had their own studios devoted entirely to the production of cigarette cards. Football cards continued to be popular and it was not uncommon for print-runs in the millions. To encourage the collecting of a particular series, the tobacco companies produced special albums that could be purchased from local tobacconists.

Lambert & Butler's cigarettes "Hints & Tips For Motorists" (series of 25 issued in 1929) #2 "Signal For Turning Right"

Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes “Hints & Tips For Motorists” (series of 25 issued in 1929) #2 “Signal For Turning Right”

Lambert & Butler's cigarettes "Hints & Tips For Motorists" (series of 25 issued in 1929) #3 "Starting On A Steep Hill"

Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes “Hints & Tips For Motorists” (series of 25 issued in 1929) #3 “Starting On A Steep Hill”

Lambert & Butler's cigarettes "Hints & Tips For Motorists" (series of 25 issued in 1929) #4 "Entering A Garage"

Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes “Hints & Tips For Motorists” (series of 25 issued in 1929) #4 “Entering A Garage”

Lambert & Butler's cigarettes "Hints & Tips For Motorists" (series of 25 issued in 1929) #5 "Reversing Through A Gateway"

Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes “Hints & Tips For Motorists” (series of 25 issued in 1929) #5 “Reversing Through A Gateway”

Lambert & Butler's cigarettes "Hints & Tips For Motorists" (series of 25 issued in 1929) #6 "Paraffin For Petrol".jpg

Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes “Hints & Tips For Motorists” (series of 25 issued in 1929) #6 “Paraffin For Petrol”.jpg

Lambert & Butler's cigarettes "Hints & Tips For Motorists" (series of 25 issued in 1929) #7 "Test For Cylinder Not Working"

Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes “Hints & Tips For Motorists” (series of 25 issued in 1929) #7 “Test For Cylinder Not Working”

Lambert & Butler's cigarettes "Hints & Tips For Motorists" (series of 25 issued in 1929) #8 "Test For Adjustment Of Brake"

Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes “Hints & Tips For Motorists” (series of 25 issued in 1929) #8 “Test For Adjustment Of Brake”

Lambert & Butler's cigarettes "Hints & Tips For Motorists" (series of 25 issued in 1929) #9 Danger from boiling water

Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes “Hints & Tips For Motorists” (series of 25 issued in 1929) #9 Danger from boiling water

Lambert & Butler's cigarettes "Hints & Tips For Motorists" (series of 25 issued in 1929) #10 "Anti-Freezing Mixtures"

Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes “Hints & Tips For Motorists” (series of 25 issued in 1929) #10 “Anti-Freezing Mixtures”

Lambert & Butler's cigarettes "Hints & Tips For Motorists" (series of 25 issued in 1929) #11 "A Burst Tyre"

Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes “Hints & Tips For Motorists” (series of 25 issued in 1929) #11 “A Burst Tyre”

Lambert & Butler's cigarettes "Hints & Tips For Motorists" (series of 25 issued in 1929) #13 A spark intensifier

Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes “Hints & Tips For Motorists” (series of 25 issued in 1929) #13 A spark intensifier

Lambert & Butler's cigarettes "Hints & Tips For Motorists" (series of 25 issued in 1929) #14 a gear-box pressure release valve

Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes “Hints & Tips For Motorists” (series of 25 issued in 1929) #14 a gear-box pressure release valve

Lambert & Butler's cigarettes "Hints & Tips For Motorists" (series of 25 issued in 1929) #15 Using adjusatable screw-wrench

Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes “Hints & Tips For Motorists” (series of 25 issued in 1929) #15 Using adjusatable screw-wrench

Lambert & Butler's cigarettes "Hints & Tips For Motorists" (series of 25 issued in 1929) #16 Packing a spare tube

Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes “Hints & Tips For Motorists” (series of 25 issued in 1929) #16 Packing a spare tube

 Lambert & Butler's cigarettes "Hints & Tips For Motorists" (series of 25 issued in 1929) #17 Releasing a jammed self starter

Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes “Hints & Tips For Motorists” (series of 25 issued in 1929) #17 Releasing a jammed self starter

Lambert & Butler's cigarettes "Hints & Tips For Motorists" (series of 25 issued in 1929) #18 To prevent a car being used

Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes “Hints & Tips For Motorists” (series of 25 issued in 1929) #18 To prevent a car being used

Lambert & Butler's cigarettes "Hints & Tips For Motorists" (series of 25 issued in 1929) #19 Remedying a slow puncture (with milk!)

Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes “Hints & Tips For Motorists” (series of 25 issued in 1929) #19 Remedying a slow puncture (with milk!)

Lambert & Butler's cigarettes "Hints & Tips For Motorists" (series of 25 issued in 1929) #20 Removing Wheels

Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes “Hints & Tips For Motorists” (series of 25 issued in 1929) #20 Removing Wheels

Lambert & Butler's cigarettes "Hints & Tips For Motorists" (series of 25 issued in 1929) #21 Removing flints etc

Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes “Hints & Tips For Motorists” (series of 25 issued in 1929) #21 Removing flints etc

Lambert & Butler's cigarettes "Hints & Tips For Motorists" (series of 25 issued in 1929) #23 Emergency repair of a damaged petrol pipe

Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes “Hints & Tips For Motorists” (series of 25 issued in 1929) #23 Emergency repair of a damaged petrol pipe

Lambert & Butler's cigarettes "Hints & Tips For Motorists" (series of 25 issued in 1929) #24 Emergency repair of a broken spring

Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes “Hints & Tips For Motorists” (series of 25 issued in 1929) #24 Emergency repair of a broken spring

Lambert & Butler's cigarettes "Hints & Tips For Motorists" (series of 25 issued in 1929) #25 an emergency vice

Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes “Hints & Tips For Motorists” (series of 25 issued in 1929) #25 an emergency vice