Austin, Herbert (1866-1941)

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Austin, Baron (1866-1941)
Austin, Baron Austin (1866-1941)
Austin, Herbert, (Baron) (1866-1941)
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Herbert (Baron Austin) Austin (1866-1941), engineer, was born on 8 November 1866 at Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England, son of Giles Stephen Austin, farmer of Wentworth, Yorkshire, and his wife...

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Herbert Austin worked for Frederick York Wolseley from c.1885, rising from foreman to chairman of directors (from 1911). He designed and made the first Wolseley motor car in 1895 and in 1905 he started the Austin Motor Co.

Born Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England, 8 November 1866. Died Lickey Grange, near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, 23 May 1941. KBE 1917, Baron. Arrived Melbourne 1884, apprenticed to Henry Langlands junior in a foundry, after completing his indentures became foreman in R.P. Park's engineering works, which carried out the first commercial order for production of shearing machine handpieces for Frederick York Wolseley (q.v.), suggested improvements which resulted in his appointment as foreman of Wolseley's plant in Melbourne, Wolseley's Sydney office 1888-93, production manager of the Wolseley company at Birmingham 1893-1901, Wolseley's board of directors from 1901, chairman from 1911, general manager of Vickers Sons & Maxim which took over the machine tools and motor car side of Wolseley's 1901-05, started his own manufacturing company 1905. Member, Labour Resettlement Committee 1919-25. In 1936 gave £250,000 to finance the scientific work of Lord Rutherford (q.v.) at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Austin, Herbert
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Austin, Herbert (Baron Austin) (1866-1941)
    Gibbney, H. J.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1969
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 3, 62-63
  3. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

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  1. [Herbert Austin : Australian Art and Artists file]
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  1. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Herbert Thomas Austin, of Forbes, cordial manufacturer.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 15 May 1891 [Issue No.305] p 3664

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  1. MEN BEHIND THE AUSTIN
    Brisbane Telegraph (Qld. : 1948 - 1954) Friday 10 December 1954 p 25 Article Illustrated
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