White & Poppe of Coventry Tribute Medal To M Wilkes White & Poppe of Coventry Tribute Medal To M Wilkes

White & Poppe of Coventry Tribute Medal To M Wilkes

Bronze Tribute Medal For Services Rendered during the Great War
This business was established in 1899 by Coventry-born Alfred James White and Norwegian Peter August Poppe They had met in Austria at a weapons factory where Poppe was on secondment from his job in Norway with Kongsberg weapons factory. White was the son of a retired watchmaker, supplier of chronometers to The Admiralty and director of White and Poppe customers Swift and Singer. White's family provided most of the capital for this new business and initially White looked after the accounts Poppe, an engineer, took charge of design and together they produced precision components for the automotive industryThough Peter Poppe went to Rover in 1923

Code: 51923

65.00 GBP