Inventors

Carl Benz
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Carl Benz

Carl Benz was born in Karlsruhe on 25 November 1844. He attended the local grammar school and went on to study under Ferdinand Redtenbacher at the Polytechnic University of Karlsruhe. Upon graduation he embarked on a two-year internship at Maschinenbau-Gesellschaft Karlsruhe, where Benz immersed himself in work in all departments. His first full-time employment was as a draughtsman and designer with a scales manufacturer in Mannheim. In 1868 he moved to the engineering firm of Gebrüder Benckiser – Eisenwerke und Maschinenfabrik, who were involved mainly in building bridges and steam engines.

Henry Royce
By October 5, 2012 Read More →

Henry Royce

Frederick Henry Royce was born in Alwalton, near Peterborough, in 1863. His father, James Royce, married Mary King in 1852 and they had five children, Henry being the youngest. To support his family Royce moved to London and sold newspapers for W.H. Smith, and then became a telegraph boy for the Post Office, delivering telegrams around the West End.