Articles tagged Frederick Lanchester

Page 37 of April 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, April 1965

Book reviews

"Lanchester Motor Cars," by Anthony Bird and Francis Hutton-Stott. 240 pp. 8-3/4 in. x 5-1/2 in. (Cassell and Co. Ltd., 35, Red Lion Square, London, W.C.1. 36s.) Following closely on Anthony Bird's Rolls-Royce book, this history of Lanchester cars by these two well-known enthusiasts for this make of car, is, taken as a whole, more readable than the former, although its presentation isn't anything...

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"Automobile Design: Great Designers And Their Work."

"Automobile Design: Great Designers And Their Work." Edited by Ronald Barker and Anthony Harding. 374 pp. 10 in. x 6 1/4 in. (David & Charles, South Devon House, Newton Abbot, Devon. £4 4s.) At first this weighty tome seems to cover an odd selection of designers, because engineers of the calibre of Sir Henry Royce, Laurence Pomeroy, Georges Roesch, Louis Coatalen, Ernest Henry, Ettore Bugatti...

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The Genius Lanchester

Earlier this year Dr. F. W. Lancheter died in Birmingham at the age of 77. Thus it is opportune to review the history of the company which Dr. F. W. and his brothers formed at the very beginning of the Industry. In doing so one encounters such genius of design, such sanity of purpose and such perfection of detail as to engender a feeling of pride that cars bearing the name of Lanchester emanated...

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The Designers

"The Designers" by L. J. K. Setright. 199 pp. 10 in. 6 1/2 in. (Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd., 11, St. John's Hill, London, SW 11. £4.50). Companion volume to "The Upper Crust", here is Leonard Setright's interpretation of those who created motor vehicles down the years, of all kinds, including competition cars. This author's individualistic approach to a subject, coupled with his good memory...

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Matters of Moment

The Birth Of The Motor-Car Last year the centenary of the motor-car was celebrated in this country, notably with the successful "Motor-100" week at Silverstone, supplemented by other events. The French had had their celebrations in 1984 but Germany is commemorating the birth of the practical automobile this year, with a big rally at Stuttgart in June. Which is why there is a leading article on "...

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Balance and bearings

DSJ told me some time ago, I cannot remember in what context, that he could see I have no sense of balance. Which explains why I earn my living by moving words around, instead of as a high-wire walker or a trapeze artist. In internal-combustion terms balance is important and since reading the erudite and very enjoyable writings of Alex Harvey-Bailey, late of Rolls-Royce, as his father was before...

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Inside view

Braking news Jaguar, Dunlop and the development of the disc brake When Moss won at Reims, the disc brake was already almost half a century old, as patent applications for just such a device, dated in 1903 from the remarkable Dr Frederick Lanchester, show. But it was only after the war and in an entirely different application that they came into their own. Dunlop’s first disc brakes were not...

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Book Reviews

"Automobile Year-1960-1961," edited by Ami Guichard. 220 pp. 12¾ in. x 9¼ in. (Editor S.A., Box 1109, Lausanne, Switzerland. English edition 52s. 6d.) This luxury publication, now in its eighth year, forms a fine addition to the bookcase besides being an excellent source of reference to motor cars, motor racing and motoring year by year. The generous use of art paper and colour illustrations puts...

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Books for the New Year

"Vintage Cars" by Cyril Posthumus. 96 pp. 11½ in. x 8½ in. (The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, Astronaut House, Fe/sham, Middlesex. £1.50). At first glance this is just another annual, of which there are already far too many, boiling in the vintage speculative pot. Not so! In the first place, the author is Cyril Posthumus, who knows the subject thoroughly, and secondly, the price is quite...

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