The archive includes books, booklets, techincal papers, pamphlets and articles relating to Robert Whyte's employment in the Gas Turbine Department at Metropolitan-Vickers.
The collection consists of technical material relating to the development of gas and steam turbine technology by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co Ltd and AEI including technical papers, photographs, technical volumes and articles. RR Whyte took particular interest in blade manufacture, and the ring binders labelled "Blade Manufacture" formed his own working reference library. They include both items of relevance from M-V. correspondence, and magazine articles and advertisements from the technical press. Much of the material dates from the 1940s and early 1950s and there is a small amount of material from GEC Gas Turbines dated from the 1970s.
0.12 linear metres
- Public Utilities, Public Utility Companies, Engineering
- Access is given in accordance with the Museum of Science and Industry's access policy. Material from this collection is available to researchers through the Museum's Archive Study Area.
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