Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,702 pages of information and 235,430 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

James Armstrong Wilding

From Graces Guide

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)

Tech. Dir. Clement Talbot Ltd., up to take over by S. T. D. Motors

1919 Director of Harper Bean, a Consulting Engineer. Of 4n Bickenhall Mansions, London.[1]

1920-6 Tech. Dir. Swift of Coventry

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Sources of Information

  1. Western Daily Press - Monday 01 December 1919