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Adam Mortimer Singer

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1909. Mortimer Singer in his Henry Farman machine at Chalons.

Adam Mortimer Singer (1863-1929).

Born 25th July 1863 at Yonkers in the US. He was the son of the founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Co. In 1900 he became a British subject.

Mortimer, later Sir Mortimer Singer of "Astra House", in Warren Road, Torquay. He was a benefactor to the people of Torquay (including gifts to the Torbay Hospital). Whilst in Egypt in 1910 he was badly injured falling out of an aeroplane [but must have made a full recovery]. The "J" class yacht Astra raced under his ownership for some years.

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