The records of the Coventry Precision Shop Stewards' Committee were acquired by the Industrial Relations Research Unit in about 1973 and transferred to the Modern Records Centre in 1988.
Administrative / biographical background:
Coventry Precision Ltd. (formerly Coventry Repetition Ltd.) was acquired by the Dowty Group in 1951. Coventry Precision was a sub-contractor. In its machine shops components for other Dowty companies were manufactured. The Dowty Group was particularly associated with the production of aircraft landing gear, but in the post-war period diversified into marine and mining engineering and other fields. Coventry Precision is still in business at Exhall near Coventry. It moved from Earlsdon in 1961.
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