UA$32.50 including GST (Prices shown on Buy buttons includes postage to specified country)
This book is a must read for anybody with an interest in the Australian Pump Industry from the early 1960’s to the present day.
In his memoir, Toss of a Coin, Bob Moore reflects on how chance events effected his career. He gives a colourful account of his thirty years in the pump manufacturing Industry both in Australia and the United Kingdom.
After working with Mather and Platt owned Kelly & Lewis in Victoria, he transferred to the UK to head up the parent company’s world wide pump operations – only for Mather & Platt to be taken over by the Australian company, Wormald Limited. In 1980 Bob joined the SPP Group and in 1983 he led a management buy-out of that company.
Bob Moore laments the gradual decline of the centrifugal pump manufacturing industry in Australia, largely caused by the phased abolition of protective tariffs and the consequent influx of cheaper imported pumps. He is also critical of the lack of technical training facilities for engineering tradesmen. As he notes “now in 2006 we are not
only importing pumps but skilled tradesmen as well”.
This book is a true bargain at $32.50 including postage within Australia.
No volume discounts available on this publication.