Talk:Associated British Machine Tool Makers

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Possible extra founder member[edit]

American Machinist records the start of ABMTM in a 1917 edition but has one extra founder listed & also a different trading address. Article can be viewed at http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101048995144;q1=churchill;start=1;size=25;page=search;seq=856;view=image;num=840.

I know that the sources cited in the article are reliable but so usually is the Machinist. Can anyone explain the differences? Sitush (talk) 06:56, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

You are right Sitush, American Machinist does indeed list H.W. Ward, the Birmingham based maker of capstan lathes as a founder member. Also the article states that ABMTM began with a working capital of £100 million pounds, which would have been an astronomical sum of money in 1917. I think American Machinist's figure of $500,000 dollars sounds nearer the mark. (A. Carty (talk) 11:50, 24 February 2011 (UTC))

Good spot. $500k = about £125,000 then - much more like it. - Sitush (talk) 11:55, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
I have now resolved the capitalisation issue, with citation. - Sitush (talk) 14:16, 20 May 2011 (UTC)