The Story of Queen’s Engineering Works, Bedford: A History of W.H. Allen & Sons Co. Ltd (Michael R. Lane)

The Story of Queen’s Engineering Works, Bedford: A History of W.H. Allen & Sons Co. Ltd (Michael R. Lane) soon to be presented for sale on the excellent BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: London: Unicorn Press, 1995, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Schematics; Black & white photographs; Black & white drawings; Maps; Cutaways;

From the cover: This story of Queens Engineering Works, Bedford, which chronicles the lives of William Henry Allen (1844-1926) and those of subsequent generations of his remarkable family in the period 1880 -1968, tells of the enterprise, dedication, advanced technology and progressive attitudes to training and good industrial relations which characterized the development of W H. Alien, Sons & Co. Ltd.

After his apprenticeship in a Llanelli iron foundry, W H. Alien furthered his ambitions in London, where he established contact with the leading figures in the engineering and shipbuilding industries of the day. By 1880 several leading shipbuilders encouraged him to set up business on his own account, and he prospered at leased premises in York Street, Lambeth, before moving, in 1894, to a six…

Introduction by: Kenneth Allan

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.

Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Index. 12″ x 8½”.

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