Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,113 pages of information and 245,598 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

From Graces Guide

1909 The Committee was established by the Government to supervise investigations at the National Physical Laboratory[1]; it reported annually to Parliament[2]

1910 Drew up the regulations for the Alexander Award, sponsored by Patrick Young Alexander, for the development of a lightweight engine suitable for aviation[3]. Engines were submitted by Green's Motor Patent Syndicate Ltd, Humber Ltd and Wolseley Tool and Motor Car Co Ltd[4]. Testing was performed by the National Physical Laboratory under the control of the Committee.

1910 Sponsored the Meteorological Office to make meteorological information available to aviators[5]

1917 The committee consisted of:

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Jan. 5, 1911
  2. The Times Aug. 25, 1910
  3. The Times Jan. 12, 1910
  4. The Times, Jan. 5, 1911
  5. The Times Aug. 20, 1910