Frederick Lanchester and George Herbert Lanchester blue plaque in Birmingham

The factory of the Lanchester brothers who built the first British motor car 1895

Frederick William Lanchester, Hon FRAeS FRS (23 October 1868 – 8 March 1946) was an English polymath and engineer who made important contributions to automotive engineering, aerodynamics and co-invented the topic of operations research.He was also a pioneer British motor car builder, a hobby which resulted in his developing a successful car company, and is considered one of the "big three" English car engineers, the others being Harry Ricardo and Henry Royce.

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George Herbert Lanchester, (1874 - February 13, 1970) was an English engineer. He was one of three brothers who played a leading role in the early development of the UK auto-industry.In 1909, following the departure from full-time involvement with the company of his elder brother Frederick, George took over responsibility for the Lanchester Motor Company. Thereafter, while Frederick pursued his own glittering career as one of the leading automotive and aeronautical engineers of the time, it was George who ran the business the brothers had established together.

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