Tape recordings of interviews with Weston, and ephemera.
Papers of Harry Weston (1896-1989), machine tool manufacturer and local politician [Conservative Party]
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 WET
- Dates of Creation1945-1989
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 box
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Harry Weston (1896-1989) was born in Coventry. Following his apprenticeship and the First World War, Weston founded Modern Machine Tools in 1928, a company that produced water pumps, lathes and other machinery. Weston made a long contribution to Coventry civic life, becoming a Conservative City Council member in 1936; holding the post of alderman, from 1955-1974; and being elected mayor in 1951. Weston was also awarded the MBE, in 1974.
Reference: Richard Storey, article on Weston in 'Dictionary of Business Biography, Vol.5' (1986).
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Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/WET
The collection was deposited with the Centre in 1976.