Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. IV. (June 30, 1918 to November 20, 1918)

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Left for Glasgow by 8.35 p.m. train ex Euston. Car from A.I.F. H.Qs. called for me & took me to station. Had some little trouble about Tickets which had not been sent down by A.I.F. but it was put straight. June 12th dull day, drizzle in Afternoon Arrived Central Station Glasgow at 7.15 a.m. met by Capt. GREENLEES. had breakfast at Railway Station Hotel. Car came at 9 a.m. & with GREENLEES picked up Mr. WEST Govt. Controller of Steel for Scotland & Mr. PALMER rep. Sir Ernest (sic) MOIR of the Munitions Office Went to BEARDSMORES Works. Saw Mr. Williams to whom I explained the importance of the invention. he invited me to lunch I then went on to North British Loco Works & saw the Director John & - REID. they showed me Cupola just pressed which appeared most satisfactory. I then saw the Casemate set up in the yard with the jacket inverted on. there are 10 like this & will be no more now it is proved the Cupola can be pressed in one piece. I went into matters with Greenlees & ordered various minor alterations & amendments. (Afterwards given to Sir E. Moir) thanked the Reids for the great interest they had taken in the work & told them I hoped they would turn out at once the 250 ordered & Reid said he thought they would providing they got the order in writing & were told the Casemate was to have preference over all other work. (this I told Sir E. Moir next day) Thank N. British people for all they had done & went to see suggested improvements to Cupola in [Page] 14