Whitworth

Product details for machinery made by Joseph Whitworth and Company, with photographs and some with line drawings for lathes and rifling machines and other machines. The Company were a leader in their field. Joseph Whitworth, the founder, devised the British Standard Whitworth system which created an accepted standard for screw threads until the 1980s. Whitworth made demonstrations at the Great Exhibition, 1851 where some of the Company's products were on show.

Archive reference WHI.