THE Bristol Aeroplane Company is one of the pioneer aircraft firms in this country, their entry into the aircraft business being clue to the foresight, and strong belief in the future of aircraft, of their first Chairman, the late Sir George White. The firm have always been noted for the high finish and sound workmanship of their products, some of their war‐time designs being still in service in the R.A.F., and though they have from time to time received minor modifications, in the main they still retain the chief features of the original design. That this was sound in principle is borne out by the fact that, even in their most recent productions, there is a strong resemblance to the famous Bristol Fighter. With the march of progress the use of wood in the earlier machines has given way to metal construction, and all their types are now built in this material.
Handasyde, G.H. (1932), "Aeroplane Construction at Bristol: Unusual Stores Methods and the Wide Use of Special Jigs and Tools", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 13-16. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb029498
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