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Sir Herbert Austin (1866–1941)

Photo credit: British Motor Industry Heritage Trust

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Herbert Austin began his career working for Wolseley, the Australian sheep-shearing machine makers. Returning to Britain in 1893 to work as their General Manager, he was one of Britain’s earliest motor car inventors. He would help Wolseley become the largest British car maker before a disagreement saw him leave to form his own company in 1905. Setting up his factory at Longbridge near Birmingham, Austin became a major force in the motor industry.

British Motor Museum

Gaydon


Date

1932

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 59.5 x W 44 cm

Accession number

1980/6/175

Acquisition method

gift, 1986

Work type

Painting


British Motor Museum

Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire CV35 0BJ England

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