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Armstrong Whitworth: Machine Tools

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1903. Lathe for armour plate bolts.
1905. The Liege exhibition. High speed machine tools. 18 inch, 60 hp lathe.
1905. Horizontal drilling and boring machine.
1905. 12 inch 50 hp lathe.
1905. 40 hp Planer type milling machine.
1905. Portable electric radial drill.
1905. 7 ft radial drilling machine.
1906. Armstrong machine for cutting large segments.
1906. 18inch high-speed lathe.
January 1919.
November 1926. Smallpiece Automatic Screwing Machine.

of Openshaw, Manchester

Note: This is a sub-section of Armstrong Whitworth.

Developed from the machine tool business of Joseph Whitworth and Co

Designed and made the Whitworth Guide Screw Machine for the War Office, used for gauging and correcting threads up to 6" diameter and 4 ft long, and a standard screw cutting and testing machine for the National Physical Laboratory, designed by T. Matthews.[1]

1928 the machine tool business was acquired by Craven Brothers; the staff transferred to Reddish where the products were manufactured.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] American Machinist, p.1ff.