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Axel Charles Wickman (1894-1970), founder of A. C. Wickman machine tool dealer and later maker.
1894 Born Axel Charles von Wickhamm in Hammersmith.
1912 Educated at Brighton Technical College.
1915 City and Guilds certificate in Electrical engineering.
Worked for Albert Lambourn as machine draughtsman at the Old Mill Works, Brighton; became inspector of gauges after the firm took over the manufacture of gauges.
1916 Worked at Old Mill Works, Brighton. Joined I Mech E as graduate member
1917 Change of name to Axel Charles Wickman; machine draughtsman of Hove, Sussex.
1919 Applied for patent on screw gauge; of Avenue Road, Leamington Spa.
1922 Married Helena White in Warwick.
c.1924 Formation of his own company, A. C. Wickman Ltd, to make gauges.
1945 Entered USA from Canada
1949 Registered as alien in USA
1964 Inventor of a power transmission system for gas turbines which was patented by Auto Transmissions Ltd.
1970 Died in Florida