James Armstrong Wilding
James Armstrong Wilding M.I.Mech.E., M.I.Aut.E., M.I.Mech.E., U.S.A., F.I.M.T., A.F.A.I.,
born Hill Cliff, nr. Warrington, Cheshire.
Ed.: Technical College, Manchester
Apprntcd. Wm. Muir & Co., Manchester.
Career: with Hiram S. Maxim in charge of tool and jig department for gun work; built 3-cylinder rotary engine and worked on gliding machine for Maxim.
Works Man. Waverley Typewriter Company
Gen. Man. Thomas Mfg. Co.
1898 built Hall's electric car
c.1904 Founded J. A. Wilding and Co of which company he continued as MD.
Patented with General Kelly-Kelly one of the first motor ambulances (afterwards presented to Osborne)
1920-6 Tech. Dir. Swift of Coventry
Sources of Information
- Western Daily Press - Monday 01 December 1919