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Sir WG Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, shipbuilders and locomotive builders

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Date: 1837-2000
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
  • Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Openshaw, Lancashire
Functions, occupations and activities: Building and construction > Constructional engineers | Engineering: Mechanical > Railway equipment | Engineering: Mechanical > Ordnance and small arms | Engineering: Mechanical > Mechanical engineering (general) | Engineering: Mechanical > Shipbuilding and marine engineering | Metal processing and manufacturing > Steel manufacture
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C115765 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/B5893 )
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1837-1984: records incl minutes, ledgers, journals, cash books, reports and letters, drawings, staff records, deeds, work book, plans, photographs, printed papers, "warships and war materials" photographc album, launch cards
Tyne and Wear Archives
NRA 31850 Vickers-Armstrongs

See HMC Records of British business and industry 1760-1914 (metal processing, 1994); return 2015
1848-1931: accounts, notebooks, orders and production records
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
NRA 27797

See LA Ritchie, The Shipbuilding Industry (1992)
1853-1912: photographs
Discovery Museum
See reported by county archivist
1858-1876: patents
Tyne and Wear Archives
1863-1913: Lord Rendel's business corresp and papers
Tyne and Wear Archives
NRA 31574 Rendel
1880-1960: ships particulars, trial data and design notebooks
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive
See LA Ritchie, The Shipbuilding Industry (1992)
1897-1927: bills receivable ledger
Sheffield City Archives
See Annual Return 2006
1897-1911: launch cards for Elswick shipyard, Newcastle
Tyne and Wear Archives
See Annual Return 2011
1898-1929: Openshaw ledgers and journals
Sheffield City Archives
NRA 36163 English Steel
20th cent: plans, berth and wharf charts
Tyne and Wear Archives
NRA 8919 Tyne and Wear misc
c1910-41: apprentices indenture register
Tyne and Wear Archives
See Annual Return 2000
1911-27: Scotswood works site plans
Tyne and Wear Archives
NRA 8919 Tyne and Wear misc
1916: plans and tables rel to icebreaker "Svyatogor"
Tyne and Wear Archives
1930-38: drawing registers, order and sketch books, lists and specifications etc
Glasgow University Archive Services
bills receivable ledger, Openshaw works
Manchester Archives and Local Studies
See Annual Return 2007
Related record creators
  Record creator Description of relationship Dates Category of relationship
Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd merged with Vickers Ltd to form Vickers Armstrong Ltd in 1927