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Walter Lawson Adams

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Walter Lawson Adams of Redbridge, Southampton

c1874 Born at Norwich

Until 1909 produced small boats

1908 April. Details of their 8-cylinder marine engine.[1]

1909 Changed name of the company W. L. Adams to All British (Engine) Co

1911 Living at 45 The Nest, Surrey Road, Bournemouth (age 37 born Norwich), an Engineer (on own account). With his wife Susie (age 40 born Bedford).[2]

WWI Designed the V12 Laxtonia engine for Laxtonia Engineering Co

Involved with the Mendip car and the Day-Leeds for Jacob Day and Sons or Job Day and Sons


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