Armstrongs of Elswick

Growth In Engineering And Armaments To The Merger With Vickers

  • Kenneth Warren

Part of the Studies in Business History book series (STBH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: British Industrial Decline and the Armament Trade

  3. The Establishment, Expansion and Diversification of Armstrongs, 1847–85

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Kenneth Warren
      Pages 18-20
    3. Kenneth Warren
      Pages 21-25
    4. Kenneth Warren
      Pages 26-31
  4. Integration, Organisational Problems and New Competitors, 1885–1905

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Kenneth Warren
      Pages 45-53
    3. Kenneth Warren
      Pages 64-68
    4. Kenneth Warren
      Pages 81-85
  5. Difficulties and Adjustments, 1905–14

  6. The First World War and the Transformation of the Firm, 1914–28

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 256-288

About this book


Armstrong, the engineers, armament makers and naval shipbuilders was set up in 1847 by William Armstrong at Elswick, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. This book analyzes Armstrong's 80 years rise, decline and reorganization, treating it, in some ways, as a case study of British industrial malaise.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Kenneth Warren
    • 1
  1. 1.Jesus CollegeOxfordUK

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