Wolseley Radial Aero Engines: Lord Nuffield's Venture

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This is a history of both development of Wolsely's complete range of radial aero engines and also Lord Nuffield's ambition to enter into the large-scale manufacture of these engines, which was stifled and abetted by the government. Comprising an early history of Wolseley Co., pioneers in the manufacture of both motor cars and aero-engines before the First World War, the book also relays the events surrounding Lord Nuffield's attempts through Wolseley to design and manufacture a range of light aircraft, and also looks at Nuffield's involvement with aircraft in World War Two, and his responsibility for establishing the Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory (for the mass production of Spitfires). A little known aspect of Lord Nuffield's career, his doomed flirtation with the aero engine is a fascinating glimpse into a rare failure for a great man.

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Peter Seymour worked for Wolsely as an apprentice engineer, when Nuffield was in charge. He has written books on Morris Bullnose and Flatnose Power Units and Morris Light Vans, and written articles for Bullnose Morris Club, Morris Register, MG car club and Military Vehicle Trust. He lives in East Sussex.

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