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Lincoln has a rich industrial heritage. This continues to the present day in the form of one of the City’s foremost employers, Siemens. The history of company in Lincoln stretches back over 150 years and has roots in the original Ruston and Hornsby engineering company.

Shortly after the First World War, with a surplus workforce to keep employed, the company ventured into the automotive industry and created the Ruston Car. Two of these tourers have been kept by Siemens as a reminder of the company’s rich heritage in the city whilst inspiring the next generation of engineers.

In this short film, we use our wealth of experience producing historical documentaries to document the history and restoration of the vehicle, whilst also shedding light on how new technologies, such as additive manufacturing, are being used to recreate parts of the car in ways that the original designers could never have imagined.