Reference number
  • LAN/5/5
Alternative reference number
  • 1895-15045
Level
  • Item
Description
  • ┆These notes were written by George Lanchester and donated to the collection after the rest of the note books. There is a large gap between pages 43 and 44-46, which are at the back of the volume and are upside down. The notebook starts: "The original Lanchester car - designed by Frederick William Lanchester \[FWL\] in 1894. The design was completed in 1895 during that year it was under construction. Most parts were made in FWL's experimental workshop, a small building adjoining TB Barker's Gas Engine works. Components for which FWL had no facilities were made in TBB's factory. The car was completed and finally assembled in Barker's factory and made it's first run with FWL driving and accompanied by me as mechanic, either towards the end of Feb or early March 1896."