Frederick Henry Royce, of Rolls-Royce Ltd

Wednesday 16th September 1903

Frederick Henry Royce, of Rolls-Royce Ltd., successfully tested his first petrol engine. The 2 cylinder, 10 hp engine was used in one of three experimental cars designed by Royce during the early years of motor cars, when petrol-powered engines competed on equal footing with electric and steam engines. Royce’s first company, Royce Ltd., in fact built electric motors.

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