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 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 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.

R Christoforides and Associates

From Graces Guide

RCA Engineering, of Harlesden, London NW10

Maker of the Dolphin Yacht engine

1957 Peter Hogan designed a 349 cc twin-cylinder two stroke engine[1]. The RCA engine was originally designed as an air-cooled unit for use in the small Berkeley 3-wheeler car, and later in a motor cycle scrambles machine.

1962/3 The Dolphin Yacht Auxiliary Engine won the British Hydroplane Championships two years in a row.

Late 1970s competition from small Japanese diesels hit sales.

1976 Petition to wind up the company[2]

1978 David Chapman and the original designer of the engine, Peter Hogan, purchased the remains of RCA Engineering from the Receiver and produced engines in small quantities and provided a spares and repair service as Dolphin Engines of Truro.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Motor Cycle 30/01/1958
  2. London Gazette 27 April 1976
  • Dolphin Engines [1]
  • Dolphin Engines [2]