Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Alfred Herbert Ltd. and the Preoptive Preselective Gearbox

From Machine Tool Lubrication published by C.C. Wakefield & Co. Ltd., 1948, revised 1956.

Founded in 1888, Alfred Herbert Limited was once the largest machine tool tool manufacturing firm in the world.  It went under in 1983, forced into receivership by cheaper foreign imports.

Canadian Machinery, 1921

1926.  From Grace's Guide to British Industry

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wonder how this machine relates to the Wilson Pre-Selector gearboxes that were available on some British cars in the 1930s?

The Citroen Guy