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1906 Q4.
1906 Q4.
1906 Q4.
1906 Q4.
February 1907. Advert for 15 h.p. and 30 h.p. models.
March 1907. 15 and 30 h.p.
April 1907.
April 1907. Advert for 15 h.p. and 30 h.p. models.
June 1909.
1910.
November 1907. 30 h.p.
November 1907. 40 h.p.
1909. Two-stroke engine.
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1910 2-stroke V-4 aero engine at the London Science Museum
1910 2-stroke V-4 aero engine at the London Science Museum
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November 1910. Spring attachment.
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of Acton Hill Works, Acton.

of Junction Works, Hythe Road, Willesden Junction, London, N.W.10.

More commonly referred to as NEC or N.E.C.

Manufacturer of NEC Motors, N. E. C. automobiles, aero engines, marine engines, and later of machine tools.

1903 Company established to make two-stroke engines designed by George Frederick Mort and his brother John Chester Mort

1905 Early British make of automobile designed by George Frederick Mort

1905 November. Details of their cars.[1]

1906. Produced a 24-30 h.p. four-cylinder horizontal engine car with shaft-drive. [2]

1906 November. Details of their petrol car.[3][4]

1907 November. Details of their 40-hp car.[5]

1908 October. Detail of the springing of the cars.[6]

1908 November. Details of the 40-hp car shown at Olympia.[7]

1909 Introduced the first 'supercharged' aero engine. A sectioned example is (or was?) on display at the London Science Museum (see photo). It was a 2-stroke 50 HP engine designed by G. F. Mort, capable of running at 1500 rpm, a high speed for that time. The Roots-type blower had three chambers, the two end ones pumping air, while the centre chamber pumped a rich air-petrol mixture. A rotary valve (see photo) admitted the mixture after the air. The final mixture was compressed to 80 psi. The blower substituted for the more commonn system of crankcase compression used in 2-strokes, rather than boosting the inlet pressure. It is not clear why this lightweight, simple engine did not become more popular for aircraft.[8] [9] [10]

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices see the 1917 Red Book

1919-21 30hp and 40hp model.

1922 Manufactured patent universal drilling tables, hand milling machines, general engineering, motorcar components

1938 The works were occupied by Norton and Gregory

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Sources of Information

  1. Automotor Journal 1905/11/18
  2. The Automobile Vol. III. Edited by Paul N. Hasluck and published by Cassell in 1906.
  3. Automotor Journal 1906/11/03
  4. Automotor Journal 1906/11/10
  5. Automotor Journal 1907/11/09
  6. The Autocar 1908/10/24
  7. Automotor Journal 1908/11/21
  8. Science Museum information
  9. 'The Development of Piston Aero Engines' by Bill Gunston, second edition, 1999, Patrick Stephens Ltd
  10. 'The Power to Fly' by L.J.K. Setright, George Allen & Unwin