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George William Alston Brown

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George William Alston Brown (1881-1935) of Talbot, Coventry Premier and Arrol-Johnston

1881 Born in Helensburgh

Apprenticed at John Brown and Co

1905 Joined Argyll Motors in charge of the experimental department

1906 Joined Humber in charge of the experimental department where he was also assistant to Walter Phillips

1909 Joined Austin as engineer in charge of the experimental and testing department. Designed the 'Pearley' engines driven by Percy Lambert

1911 Joined Clement-Talbot

Designed a car for Coventry Premier but it did not go in to production

1911 Living at 33 Church Road, Moseley (age 30 born Helensburgh), an Automobile Engineer. With his wife Walburga Mary (age 22 born Birmingham) and their daughter Claudia Monti (age 1 born Birmingham). One servant. [1]

1913 Article on the designer of the first car to accomplish 100mph.[2]

1919 Moved to Arrol-Johnston

1935 Died aged 55 and buried at Forest Road Cemetery, Nairobi

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