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Lucas, the first hundred years

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Volume 1: This history begins in 1875 when Joseph Lucas, an independent metal worker in a redbrick terrace house in Birmingham, patented a ship lamp and so laid the foundations of the company. From that humble beginning the firm has become one of the great manufacturing companies of the world, playing an important part in the development of the motor, commercial vehicle and aircraft industries, Joseph Lucas was soon making oil and candle lamps of all kinds. Then came the bicycle boom, which gave him the opportunity to expand. In 1882 Joseph took his son Harry into the partnership and traded as Joseph &Son. Soon afterwards Joseph died and Harry was left to tackle the next challenge, the motor-car industry.

Volume 2: The first volume of this book to the story up to 1939. This volume continues the story to 1975. It opens with World War II, in which Lucas played a significant - but largely unrecognised - part in the development of the Whittle Gas turbine for aircraft. The story is told here for the first time.

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Author(s):
Harold Nockolds
Condition:
Used: good
ISBN-10:
0715373161
ISBN-13:
9780715373163
Publisher:
David and Charles

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Volume 1: This history begins in 1875 when Joseph Lucas, an independent metal worker in a redbrick terrace house in Birmingham, patented a ship lamp and so laid the foundations of the company. From that humble beginning the firm has become one of the great manufacturing companies of the world, playing an important part in the development of the motor, commercial vehicle and aircraft industries, Joseph Lucas was soon making oil and candle lamps of all kinds. Then came the bicycle boom, which gave him the opportunity to expand. In 1882 Joseph took his son Harry into the partnership and traded as Joseph &Son. Soon afterwards Joseph died and Harry was left to tackle the next challenge, the motor-car industry.

Volume 2: The first volume of this book to the story up to 1939. This volume continues the story to 1975. It opens with World War II, in which Lucas played a significant - but largely unrecognised - part in the development of the Whittle Gas turbine for aircraft. The story is told here for the first time.

Author(s):
Harold Nockolds
Condition:
Used: good
ISBN-10:
0715373161
ISBN-13:
9780715373163
Publisher:
David and Charles

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