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 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 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.

Amherst Villiers Airmotors Co

From Graces Guide

of 40 Sackville Street, London W (1931-2)

Company established to build the Airmotors of Charles Amherst Villiers

1932 Mr Villiers first success was the design of Sir Malcolm Campbell's Blue Bird A super charger; made by Mr Villiers it was used by Sir Henry Birkin when he broke the Brooklands record ... at 137 miles per hour.[1]

1936 Amherst Villiers developed a 120/130 h.p. four-cylinder aero engine, the Amherst Villiers Maya I (named after his wife). The engine was first tested in a B.A. Eagle and later in Villiers' own Miles Whitney Straight, but did not go into production.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Western Daily Press - Monday 01 August 1932
  2. C. Amherst Villiers obituary