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Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, aircraft and armaments manufacturers, shipbuilders and engineers

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Alternative name(s):
  • Vickers Ltd (Formerly known as)
Date: 1837-2000
Places:
  • Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire
  • London
  • Weybridge, Surrey
Functions, occupations and activities: Engineering: Mechanical > Ordnance and small arms | Engineering: Mechanical > Mechanical engineering (general) | Engineering: Mechanical > Shipbuilding and marine engineering | Engineering: Mechanical > Aircraft and aero-engines
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C121758 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/B6764 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1928-78: corporate records, incl subsidiaries
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
NRA 27797
2
1909-1946: misc apprenticeship certificates and papers rel to Elswick 1909-46 and corresp and photographs rel to Wolseley Tool & Motor Car Co 1910
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
See Annual return 2000
3
1913, 1947-1999: misc photographs and papers
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
See Annual Return 2002
4
1837-1979: misc unofficial records, mainly plans and photographs rel to Elswick works
Tyne and Wear Archives
NRA 31850 Vickers-Armstrongs
5
20th cent: financial and technical reocrds
Brooklands Museum
NRA 34342 Brooklands Mus
6
1940-87: speed trials, plans of Elswick works
Tyne and Wear Archives
See Annual Return 1995
7
1945-1963: photographs
Tyne and Wear Archives
8
1946-1969: plans of ships built at Walker naval shipyard
Tyne and Wear Archives
NRA 39986
9
1940-70: drawings of ships built
Tyne and Wear Archives
See Annual Return 1996
10
1913-66: design office files
Tyne and Wear Archives
See Annual return 2001
11
1960: papers rel to ship, 'Empress of Canada'
Tyne and Wear Archives
12
1945: long service certificate presented to John Rowney
Tyne and Wear Archives
13
1936-1937: Elswick Works: plans
Tyne and Wear Archives
14
1876-1887: Elswick Works: photographs
Tyne and Wear Archives
15
1921-1938: work book of GS Adamson, rel to research on gun mountings
Tyne and Wear Archives
16
1935-52: registers, photos and plans
Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Barrow
See Annual Return 2010
17
1916-1963: records
Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Barrow
18
20th cent: miscellaneous records rel to Vickers-Armstrongs aircraft
Royal Air Force Museum, Department of Research and Information Services
NRA 45071
19
1925-1971: additional Barrow-in-Furness shipbuilding order and offset books
Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Barrow
See Annual Return 2014

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Related record creators
  Record creator Description of relationship Dates Category of relationship
1
Following the closure of Palmers' Shipbuilding and Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow in the early 1930s, Vickers Armstrong Ltd acquired Palmers' Hebburn Yard in 1934 and created Palmers Hebburn Co Ltd
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2
Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd merged with Vickers Ltd to form Vickers Armstrong Ltd in 1927
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