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Edwin Twemlow

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Edwin Twemlow (1906-1979), M.I.Mech.E., of Fodens

1906 Born in Sandbach, son of Samuel Poole Twemlow, manager of the Foden steam waggon works[1], an influence on the Fodens firm in its early years[2].

Served apprenticeship with Fodens; on entering the drawing office (experimental staff), designed first pneumatic-tyred steam lorry produced in Britain, and later the Diesel range of Foden vehicles and engines.

1924 and 25 Won Lightweight T.T. races, Isle of Man

1940 Chief Designer, and Chief Engineer, of Fodens

1951 Joint Managing Director, Fodens, Ltd.

1979 Died in Aberconwy[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 census
  2. The Times, Jun 04, 1964
  3. BMD