1863 birth of SIR Henry Royce. 21 years later, it is with very right 20 books of economies that it settled like independent in 1884. It joined Ernest Alexander Claremont and created together a small workshop of electricity in Cooke Street in Manchester. Ten years later that the company was transformed into limited company and registered with the register of the companies under the name of Royce Limited, electrical engineer and mechanic, manufacturer of dynamos, engines and articles various. As for Ernest Alexander Claremont he became director. Another name to be retained is that of the former accountant John de Lozze who on this date was promoted administrator, station which it occupied in the company until 1943.
The problem in England was that English was not interested extremely in the car whereas France and Germany had already a car industry. When English intéressairent itself there, Sir Henry Royce leaned with the technical problems. It is into 1903 that Henry Royce decided to build three prototypes. Thus nacquit in 1904 first Royce, the 10 HP created on the model of Decauville, conveys which Henry Royce took as a starting point.
Charles Stewart Rolls, faded motor race, bought his first car at the 19 years age, Peugeot. In 1901, it took part in the Paris-Berlin race at the wheel of a Bit. Rolls, impassioned of mechanics, members of several clubs was present everywhere where a sporting and mechanical event proceeded. It is in 1903 that it created a company of importation of Belgian and French cars and resold also cars all marks on occasion with its associate Claude Goodman Johnson.
In this year 1903, whereas Rolls had hardly 27 years and Royce 41 years, Rolls and Royce met for the first time to lunch in Midland Hotel of Manchester, thanks to Henry Edmunds who had understood that the geniuses of Rolls and Royce could cause a very good association. After the meal, Royce made a turn conveys some with Rolls in small the 10 HP. Rolls was very impressed and announced that it that it was the car needed. It is with the automobile living room of Paris into 1904 that the first cars - under the impulse of Claude Johnson - were baptized… Rolls-Royce. Thus on December 23, 1904 the Rolls-Royce mark was officially created. http://www.rrb.be source
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