Person/Organisation NameRichards; George Tilgham; Aviation engineer
ForenamesGeorge Tilgham
EpithetAviation engineer
ActivityF.R.Ae.S., M.I.Mech.E., M.I.A.E., M.I.Ae.E. (Hons. Diploma), Mech. and Aeronautical Engr., Gen. Man., Martinsyde, Ltd., Woking. T. A.: " c/o Martinsyde, Woking." T. N.: 551 Woking; b. 1883. App. with Geo. Richards & Co., Ltd., and had thorough education in pattern making, foundry practice, high-class machine tool work, fitting, etc. 1902, worked in drawing office of Smith & Coventry, Ltd., for 18 months, then joined Acme Lathe & Products Co., Ltd., Trafford Park, Manchester, becoming foreman of their automatic machine department, with a daily output of 14,000 pieces. 1905, in drawing office of Rolls-Royce, Ltd., and worked on production of the 1905 and 1906 Rolls-Royce Tourist Trophy Cars, also their 8-cylinder " Brougham " and " Legalimit " cars. With Belsize Motors, Ltd., Clayton, Manchester, in 1906 as leading designer. From i90 8-1 1, in business as engineer and specialist in designing in Manchester. Since 1911 to outbreak of war, engaged on experimental development and research work in. aeronautics. Chief Works: Pioneer of Aviation since 1910; designed and carried out development of many aeroplanes before the War. Member.of the Royal Aero Club. War Services.—Lieutenant, R.N. V. R., attached R.N.A.S.; seniority October 21, 1914. FFrom Who's Who, Engineering, 1922).
PER/38Sir Frederick Henry Royce
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