Frederick W. Lanchester
(1868-1946)

Died aged c. 78

Frederick William Lanchester LLD, Hon FRAeS, FRS (23 October 1868 – 8 March 1946), an English polymath and engineer, made important contributions to automotive engineering and to aerodynamics, and co-invented the topic of operations research. Lanchester became a pioneer British motor-car builder, a hobby which resulted in his developing a successful car company, and is considered one of the "big three" English car engineers - alongside Harry Ricardo and Henry Royce.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Birmingham Cyclist on Flickr
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The factory of the Lanchester brothers who built the first British motor car 1895

MBC Metal Powders, Montgomery Street, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, United Kingdom where they was

Dr. Frederick W. Lanchester Scientist, inventor & engineer Lived here from 1924 to 1946

128 Oxford Road, Moseley, Birmingham, United Kingdom where they was