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Thomas Clifford Aveling (1871-1934)
1904 'AVELING, Thomas Clifford, Central House, New Street, Birmingham. Is hon. sec. of the Midland Automobile Club. Aims at cheapening road transport. Rode with Mr. J. Holder on his 20-h.p. Panhard in the Paris-Madrid Race. Is a member of the Committee of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, which is investigating the resistance of road vehicles to traction.' 
1933/34 Obituary 
Thomas Clifford Aveling was born in 1871. He served his apprenticeship with the well-known firm of Aveling and Porter, Ltd., Rochester, and on the completion of his training remained with the firm for a further five years.
After a period spent on consulting and repair work he was appointed Midland Representative of John I. Thornycroft and Co., Ltd., a position which he occupied for some twenty-eight years, concurrently with the Directorship of a Repair Works.
For a short time he also acted as Trolley-bus Representative for the Gifford Motor Co., Ltd.
He died on July 21st, 1934, at the age of 63.
He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1907.