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.

Percival White Engineering Works

From Graces Guide

of Highbury

1914 Company set up by wealthy American Percival White (1887-1970) who inherited great wealth when his father drowned on the Titanic.

1914 Produced the 'Projecta' automobile prototype. The car was a monocoque-bodied two seat cyclecar, it was powered by a vee-twin JAP engine with two speed gearbox and belt drive to the rear wheels

Within a year he had returned to America (Milton, Mass) and later became well known as a pioneer in marketing

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Sources of Information

  • Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile