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Frederick Lamplough

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Frederick Lamplough (c1863- ) of Lamplough and Son and the Albany Manufacturing Co

1896 F. Lamplugh built a steam car with direct / gear drive that anticipated the Renault patent and was used in a case in 1906 where Renault claimed royalties on any car not chain drive,.[1]

1900 Bankrupt. '...To-day the first meeting of creditors was held under the failure Frederick Lamplough, late of Hambledon, Bucks, and Green terrace, avenue, E.C., consulting chemist and engineer. A statement of affairs was lodged disclosing total indebtedness of £36,020, of which £8,868 is treated as unsecured, and an estimated surplus in assets of £28,340. The debtor stated that he commenced in business in 1886 taking over the business of the Automatic Heat Regulator Company (Limited) and he had invested about £15,000 in the concern. He gave up the premises last Michaelmas. In May 1897, he was acting consulting engineer etc., to the Fish Oil and Guano Company (Limited), which was about to promote the Volenite Company for manufacturing a product from fish oil and fibre. In 1898 the Volenite Company was formed and the debtor was appointed its consulting engineer. He further stated that about July 1899 he advanced the Company £10,000 on the security of its works at Alperton, near Wembley. On the £10,000 being exhausted, certain creditors sought to make him liable for the company's debts, and his liability was established in an action recently tried before Mr. Justice Mathew,...'[2]

1904 'LAMPLOUGH, Frederick, C.E., Oak Hill Park, Frognal. Cars: 6-h.p., 24-h.p. steam. Is a Board of Trade engineer. Is a designer of high-speed steam-engines, and has designed some of the fastest machinery ashore and afloat. Desires to see England lead all other countries in the motoring industry. Hobbies: Yachting, rowing. Club: Junior Conservative.'[3]

1906 March. Details of his rotary petrol engine. He is of the Albany Manufacturing Co.[4]

1911 Living at 22 Clarendon Court, Maida Vale, Paddington: Frederick Lamplough (age 48 born York), Designer and General Engineer - Employer. With his wife Hettie Lamplough (age 40 born London) and their son Leslie Lamplough (age 18 born London), Student preparing for Oxford. Married twenty years with one child. Two servants.[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Autocar 1906/01/20
  2. Warder and Dublin Weekly Mail - Saturday 01 December 1900
  3. 1904 Motoring Annual and Motorists Year Book
  4. The Autocar 1906/03/24
  5. 1911 Census