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George Enoch Stanley

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George Enoch Stanley (1885-1949)

1885 Born the son of Enoch Stanley, Cycle Builder, and his wife Amelia Jane Owen

1914 George Enoch Stanley, motor cycle engineer, 41 Hood Street, Coventry.[1]

2000 See article.[2]

1950 Obituary [3]

"GEORGE ENOCH STANLEY, whose death occurred at Bedelgelert, North Wales, on 4th June 1949 at the age of sixty-four, was identified with the motor cycle industry during the whole of his professional career. He was an outstanding motor cycle rider in the years preceding the 1914-18 war, and held the 350 c.c. hour record (63.39 m.p.h.), which stood from October 1913 to November 1920, and the 500 c.c. hour record (72.48 m.p.h.) from October 1912 to October 1920.

After some early training in his father cycle works in Coventry he found his first employment as a motor cycle expert with the Premier Company, Ltd., in 1904. Seven years later he was engaged by the Singer Company, Ltd., in a similar capacity and in 1914 he joined the staff of the Triumph Cycle Company, Ltd., Coventry, as an experimental engineer, becoming later chief engineer and designer.

On the completion of a three years' engagement as works director to the Clyno Engineering Co of Wolverhampton in 1924, he went into business on his own account and devoted his attention to developing his inventions and exploiting his patents, of which he had a number to his credit.

Mr. Stanley had been an Associate Member of the Institution of Automobile Engineers since 1919."

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Sources of Information

  1. Coventry Standard - Friday 16 January 1914
  2. Brooklands Society Gazette Vol 25. No 2/3. 2000
  3. 1950 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries