History

This evolving website will hopefully help to raise awareness throughout the world of the achievements of Dr Frederick Lanchester.

It will show Lanchester versatility ranging from:

  • The first, all-British motor boat,
  • The first, all-British, 4-wheel motor car, 
  • The fundamentals of flight, 
  • Warfare and strategic planning
  • Music
  • Colour photography
  • Petrol~electric hybrid cars,
  • Architecture, 
  • The first ever use of the words 'streamlined' and so much more. 

Amongst the hundreds of Lanchester inventions and designs for cars are:

disc brakes, rack & pinion steering, turbo charging, power steering, 4-wheel drive and even the humble accelerator pedal.

Please take a look at the Lanchester Patents