"Since the last issue of Revs, British Industry has received a severe set-back due to the electrical breakdown and the fuel situation generally. It is not within our province to dissertate on the causes of the crisis. Rather it is our intention to let you know the effects of the cuts on our present and future production.
During the fuel shortage workers in the factory evinced a spirit of co-operation and a willingness to carry on under adverse conditions which they did until the electrical emergency curtailed production.
During the shut-down period every care was taken maintain the plant to concert pitch. Foremen continued with toolsetting. The maintenance staff worked unceasingly and without interruption. The factory was generally brought up to its pre-war high standard of cleanliness.
Road testers carried on over the ice-bound roads and dealt with many hundreds of machines which had previously been “weather-bound”.
Office staffs worked through the period with oil lamps to ease the cold as much as possible. When power was restored the factory got away to a flying start. We feel that the position is now on the up-grade and providing supplies are maintained, we can face the future with high hopes, a view which is substantiated by the continual expansion of our ov erseas markets , the outstanding success of our machines in recent trials and the enthusiastic reception of our products throughout the world markets".