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.

Alan Muntz and Co

From Graces Guide

1937 Alan Muntz set up the company to develop the Pescara free piston engine[1]

1941 Leslie Everett Baynes organised an aircraft division of the company. He made a proposal for a detachable wing with a 100-foot wingspan which, when attached to a tank, would turn it into a glider. This concept was developed as far as the famous Baynes Bat prototype, with most of the test flights being piloted by Flight Lieutenant Robert Kronfeld.

1956 Associated British Engineering concluded agreement with Alan Muntz and Co to develop Pescara free-piston engine of under 6 inch diameter suitable for automobile use [2].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Mar 16, 1985
  2. The Times, April 1956