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Robert Raynsford Jackson (1903-2003)

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Robert Raynsford Jackson (1903-2003) of R. R. Jackson

Born April 14, 1903, Burnside, Rutherglen, Glasgow.

Educ: Uppingham School; Cambridge University. With British Anzani on engine building and tests, 1927-29; with Frazer-Nash Cars, on engine building and tests, 1929; conducted own business at Brooklands Motor Course, Weybridge, on maintenance of cars, mainly for sporting events, 1930-39; with Engine Div., Bristol Aeroplane Co, on engine research and development until 1945, and research development, flight testing of aircraft carburetters, 1939-45; two years of the carburetter development period were spent in the U.S.A. as liaison officer between the Bristol Aeroplane Co., Ltd., for the Ministry of Supply and the Bendix Aviation Corpn., U.S.A.; proprietor of own business carrying out engine test and development work, from 1946 to the present time.

1959 Director, Byfleet Machine and Tool Co; Thorns Garage (Sheen); St. Vincent's Engineering; Thorns Engineering Products; proprietor — own business, Engine Research and Development. Clubs: B.R.D.C., B.A.R.C., B.R.S.C.C. Add: Byfleet Machine and Tool Co, 23 High Road, Byfleet, Surrey.

2003 Biographical notes.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Brooklands Society Gazette Vol 28. No 3. 2003