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James Archdale & Co. Ltd.
Factory Tour 1948
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In 1948  James Archdale issued an commemorative hard-back book "Archdale Machine Tools 1868-1948" - shown below are a number of the more interesting extracts. Unfortunately (and especially in comparison with the marvellous American Hendey factory tour illustrations), many pictures were sanitised by art working them before publication and hence few give any feel for the realities of factory life.

James Archdale on his 80th birthday

Ledsam Street Works in 1896

Archdale's head office and "Manchester Works" in Ledsam Street, Birmingham during the 1940s

Worcester Works from the south-east

View of the Worcester Works

Main Gates, Blackpole Works, Worcester

Radial-arm Drill Assembly Bay

Assembly Bay for 34-inch Milling Machines

Gear and Spline Grinding Section

Assembly Bay for Multi-spindle Drills and Special machines

View of the Test and Assembly Area

Grinding Section

Assembly Bay for 18-inch Horizontal Milling machines

Jig-boring Section with three Swiss SIP machines in the foreground

Portion of the Hardening Shop

Gear Cutting Section

Horizontal Boring Section

View of the Fitting Shops with Radial-arm Drill Assembly in the foreground

Inspection Department

Section of the Planning and Drawing Office

Work's Surgery

Works Canteen--with stage

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James Archdale & Co. Ltd.
Factory Tour 1948
Archdale Home Page

Reproduction Manuals and Sales Catalogues
are available for Archdale machine Tools