There’s a good yarn about Clark told in Stephen Aris’ book ‘Arnold Weinstock and the Making of GEC’.
Clark was a stickler for time-keeping, recounts Aris, and one day demanded that everyone more than five minutes late for work that day should be sacked.
One of those late to work was one of the company’s top toolmakers.
As he left he removed every detachable handle and knob from Clark’s Roller.
The gatekeeper, who watched this procedure, said he had thought the car was being repaired.