Ordinary Shares of £1. black. No 28275. An important maker of cars and aircraft. Produced cars under another name from 1904, but the first Armstrong Whitworths appeared in 1906, from a factory at Newcastle-on-Tyne. The company concentrated on large, heavy models, up to a 5-litre 6-cylinder type. At the start of World War I the company was offering 3 4-cylinder models, and enjoyed a fine reputation for workmanship. The company later merged with Siddeley-Dease of Coventry, and cars were then made under the Armstrong-Siddeley name. The company was a main manufacturer of airliners, used by Imperial Airways in the 1930s; the best known was the Argosy. The factory at Scotswood, Newcastle, is still used today, as the main producer of battle tanks for the British army. This company was formed in 1896 as Sir W.G. Armstrong & Co. Ltd, soon changed to Sir W.G. Armstrong Whitworth & Co.Ltd, and changed to this name in 1927. It was liquidated in 1943.
Themes: ARMS â€“ MILITARY, AUTOMOBILES, AVIATION
WATERLOW & SONS
Date: 3 June 1908
Startprice: € 60