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Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth and Co (Engineers)

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of Scotswood Works

1929 After making heavy losses, two private companies were formed by Armstrong Whitworth: Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth and Company (Engineers) Ltd, and Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth and Company (Shipbuilders) Ltd; the former took over the general engineering businesses at Scotswood and Gateshead; the latter took over the the Devon, Walker and Tyne Iron shipyards. The holding company was renamed Armstrong Whitworth Securities Company Ltd[1].

1929 Pickup in orders for marine engines; interesting prospects for Diesel engines[2]

1930s One of the departments of the business was that concerned with pneumatic tools which was at Scotswood Works, Newcastle[3]

1943 The board of Armstrong Whitworth Securities Company Ltd planned an orderly wind-down; the final assets to be sold were Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth and Co (Engineers) Ltd and the rights to the Kadenacy process, so the holding company was then liquidated [4].

1961 Two-stroke diesel engine research engineers. [5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 10 July 1929
  2. The Times June 4, 1930
  3. The Times Oct. 5, 1994
  4. The Times, 17 September 1943
  5. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE