John Alfred Prestwich
(1874-1952)

Died aged c. 78

John Alfred Prestwich (1874 – 1952) was an English engineer and inventor. He founded the company JA Prestwich Industries Ltd in 1895 and was a pioneer in the early development of cinematography projectors and cameras. The company also manufactured its famous JAP engines. He worked with S.Z. de Ferranti and later the cinema pioneer William Friese-Greene. He was awarded the Edward Longstreth Medal by the Franklin Institute in 1919.

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John Alfred Prestwich 1874-1952 inventor and designer of engines founded J.A.P. Engineering Company here in 1898

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