Alfred Herbert Ltd and the British Machine Tool Industry, 1887-1983

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2006 - History - 352 pages
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This book explores the economic and business history of the British machine tool industry through the rise and fall of its leading player, Alfred Herbert Ltd, providing a valuable insight into a key British manufacturing industry, and contributing to the debate over Britain's alleged decline as a manufacturing nation.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The British Machine Tool Industry 191418
38
Alfred Herbert and the British Machine Tool
71
The British Machine Tool Industry 193540
125
The Second World War and the British Machine Tool Industry
149
The British Machine Tool Industry 194560
174
Modernisation and the British Machine
206
Alfred Herbert 195070
246
The British Machine Tool Industry in the 19705
294
Appendix A
319
Foreign Imports of Machine Tools Produced by Alfred Herbert Ltd
325
Bibliography
332
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About the author (2006)

M. J. Lewis is Senior Lecturer in Business History at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Roger Lloyd-Jones is Professor of Economic History at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

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