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Cecil Clement Longridge

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Captain Cecil Clement Longridge (1852-1939), M.I.M.E., director of Daimler

1852 September 6th. Born at Newcastle upon Tyne the son of James Atkinson Longridge and his wife Hannah Pembroke Josephine Stanley Hawks

Educated at Radley. Left in 1858. Then at Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.

1873 Commissioned in the Royal Artillery

c.1886 Married Florence Rogers at Stoke Damerel, Devon

1889. Chief Instructor at Royal Military College, Bangkok and commissioned Captain in the Staff Corps.

1890. Managing Director of the Patent Axle Box and Foundry Co

Inventor and patentee of several improved cast-iron and cast-steel, rail and tramway axle boxes, also patentee of the Longridge-Turnbarrow (Twinberrow?) pressed steel weldless axlebox. Inventor of the Drop Bulkhead, a stockless anchor, collapsible mooring buoys, etc, all exhibited at the Yachting Exhibition at London and Norwich, 1894.

1902 March. Article 'The construction and Governing of High Compression Motors'.[1]

After his wife’s death (possibly prior to 1910) he lived as a recluse in the West Indies.

Returning to England he lived with his younger sister Adelaide Josephine Longridge at Painswick, Gloucestershire.

c.1935 Longridge emigrated to Naples

1939 November 23rd. Died and was buried at Naples.

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Sources of Information

  • Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1903