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Thomas Clifford Aveling

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Thomas Clifford Aveling (1871-1934)

1904 'AVELING, Thomas Clifford, Central House, New Street, Birmingham. Is hon. sec. of the Midland Automobile Club. Aims at cheapening road transport. Rode with Mr. J. Holder on his 20-h.p. Panhard in the Paris-Madrid Race. Is a member of the Committee of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, which is investigating the resistance of road vehicles to traction.' [1]

1933/34 Obituary [2]

Thomas Clifford Aveling was born in 1871. He served his apprenticeship with the well-known firm of Aveling and Porter, Ltd., Rochester, and on the completion of his training remained with the firm for a further five years.

After a period spent on consulting and repair work he was appointed Midland Representative of John I. Thornycroft and Co., Ltd., a position which he occupied for some twenty-eight years, concurrently with the Directorship of a Repair Works.

For a short time he also acted as Trolley-bus Representative for the Gifford Motor Co., Ltd.

He died on July 21st, 1934, at the age of 63.

He was elected a Member of the Institution in 1907.

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Sources of Information

  1. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904
  2. 1933/34 Institution of Automobile Engineers: Obituaries