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Armstrong Whitworth (Metal Industries)

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1937 Sir John Jarvis acquired the whole of the share capital of Jarrow Metal Industries, and of Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth and Co. (Ironfounders), in order to relieve unemployment on Tyneside.

1953 The name of Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth and Co. (Ironfounders) Ltd. was changed to Armstrong Whitworth (Metal Industries) to reflect more closely the nature of the business. On 4 December became a public company and acquired the remainder of the shares in Jarrow Metal Industries Ltd that it did not already own[1].

1968 Davy-Ashmore acquired Armstrong Whitworth (Metal Industries) Limited of Gateshead and Jarrow, companies, involved in rollmaking as well as general steel casting, general engineering and the manufacture of rock crushing machinery[2].


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 7 December 1953
  2. The Times, 14 August 1968