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Edgar T. Westbury

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Edgar T. Westbury (1896-1970)

Lawrence H. Sparey and Edgar T. Westbury were pioneers of model internal combustion engines for home construction in Britain of the 1940's [1]

Edgar T. Westbury was a major contributor to the magazine Model Engineer. He contributed under his own name, and also under the pseudonyms 'Artificer' and 'Kinemette'. Beginning in 1925 until his death in 1970, he made over 1,700 contributions to the magazine.

Westbury was born in 1896.

He served in the Royal Navy during the latter part of the First World War.

In the late 1920s he was an instructor in the RAF.

His "Atom" engine of 1926 was the first to fly a model aeroplane.

During World War Two, he developed a number of small petrol driven generators for use by the armed forces. He was editor of Model Engineer for a time, and from 1966 was technical consultant under the magazine's new management with Martin Evans as editor.

He died on 03 May 1970

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Model Engine News