Papers relating to F.W.Lanchester 1868-1946

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Papers relating to F.W.Lanchester, 1868-1946

Papers relating to F.W.Lanchester 1868-1946

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Lanchester, F. W. (Frederick William), 1868-1946

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In 1888 Lanchester began work as Assistant Works Manager for the Forward Gas Engine Company in Saltley, Birmingham. He became Works Manager in 1889, resigning the post in 1892 to visit America. Patents taken out by Lanchester during this time remained his own property. On his return from the United States in 1893, Lanchester set up a small business in Birmingham to make dust proof bearings for cycles to his own design. The venture was unsuccessful however, and was forced to close. F...

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