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.

Engine Patents

From Graces Guide

of 21 Suffolk Street, Pall Mall S.W.

1915 Established by Harry Ricardo [1]

WWI Engine research. Developed the engine that would eventually be used in the first successful tank design, the British Mark V. A total of over 8,000 of Ricardo's tank engines were put into military service, making it the first British-designed engine to be produced in large numbers. The Mark IX tank and the British version of the Mark VIII (tank) also used a Ricardo engine.

Ricardo set up a private research centre for research into the internal combustion engine using £30,000 that he had received from the government in recognition of his work on the Mk V tank engine.

1919 Moved to Shoreham

1920 The name was changed to Ricardo and Co Engineers.[2]

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1920/05/21, p 544.
  2. The Engineer 1920/05/21, p 544.