THE RISE AND FALL OF COVENTRY’S MACHINE TOOL INDUSTRY
The late Arthur Astrop was a stalwart of WIAS for many years, producing an important Occasional Paper on the Machine Tool Industry of Coventry, acting as recorder of meetings for the WIAS Newsletter for a long period, and continuing in the role of proof reader right through to the latest edition in 2017. He was a delightful man – cultured, charming, erudite. Arthur’s knowledge of the machine tool industry in Coventry was second to none. His 38 page publication entitled ‘THE RISE AND FALL OF COVENTRY’S MACHINE TOOL INDUSTRY’, first published in 2000, is now reproduced in full for all to enjoy.
Update – Arthur revised this publication in 2003 to include photos of the various companies at the end. These have now been recovered and included. May 2020