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Arthur James Drake (1867- )
1867 December 13th. Born in Camberwell the son of James Arthur Drake, Engine Fitter, and his wife Maria
1882-88 Apprenticed at Drake and Muirhead
1892 Married at Guildford to Edith Emily Martin.
1897 Joined Daimler
1901 Joined Stirling's Motor Construction Co., Ltd.
1904 'DRAKE, Arthur J., A.M.I.M.E., Russell Place, Edinburgh. Car: 5-h.p. Stirling phaeton. Total distance travelled since becoming a motorist: About 100,000 miles. Is manager of Stirling's Motor Construction Co., Ltd., Edinburgh, and designer and introducer of the well-known Stirling omnibus and public service car. Is devoting particular attention to light railway and tramway motors up to 100 horse-power. Was for four years works' manager of the Daimler Motor Co. Has many valuable and important patents. Club: Scottish Automobile.'
1906 Joined Walker Brothers.
1911 Living at Overlea, Talbot Road, Old Trafford, Manchester: Arthur James Drake (age 43 born Camberwell), General Manager and secretary - Mechanical engineers. With his wife Edith Emily Drake (age 45 born Maidstone) and their two children Donald Claude Drake (age 17 born Guildford) and Irene Marie Drake (age 15 born Honor Oak Park). One servant.