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Charles Richard Fox Engelbach, * Kensington, London 20. 5.1876,
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Quarry Farm, Northfield, Birmingham
19. 2. 1943,
Automobilbauer, Arbeitsdirektor bei der Austin Motor Company
 
engelbach_crf "A combination of biographies (including an article by his granddaughter Flora Starr Wallis) says he went to school in Southport. At age 16, given 1000 pounds by his godfather, he startet in the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich and then served a 3-year apprenticeship with Armstrong, Whitworth in Newcastle-on-Tyne, eventually becoming an assistant manager for their Light Ornance Department at their Newcastle Works, afterwards being given charge of their shell and fuse works at Scotswood. He was offered but declined a professional singing career with d'Oyley Carte Opera Company. In 1900 Armstrong became involved in making the Rootes and Venables paraffin-engined car; he became general manager of their motor department which built the Wilson-Pilcher cars (1904 - 06), and then the long line of Armstrong-Whitworths up to 1914. He was one of the first to perceive the relevance of American production methods, but the directors turned down his proposal to mass-produce cars at 6000 a year. In 1914 he was called up to the RNVR as Lieutenant Commander but was then requested to take over the 4.7 howitzer dept. of the Coventry Ordnance Works; he was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for this. In 1921 he was appointed as Board member and works director at the Austin Motor Company's major Longbridge Works by the banks, dissatisfied with Herbert Austin as administrator. He remained there till 1937, when his eyesight failed so that he had to be guided around the factory, and he was forced to retire. It is alleged that after his resignation, the men on the production line wrote on the walls at Longbridge: "Oh Lord, give us Engel Back!" In the 1930s, he also served on the Ministry committee responsible for shadow factory production (aircraft engines). A Freemason, a patron of the Boy Scouts, a strong supporter of the British Legion; recreations golf and yachting. He left 110,733 pounds gross.
He was described as "a small, stout man with twinkling eyes behind spectacles with incredibly thick lenses. His personality was much larger than his stature; he was a renowned and witty after-dinner speaker, and would talk about engineering principles in a way guaranteed to make even an un-mechanically minded person laugh." According to the family, he joined Wolsey post WWI but refused their pressure on him to change his name because of post-war anti-German feeling. Reginald and Patrick Engelbach spent a week with him every summer before WWII, while his wife Florence would go to Le Touquet."

(Michael Shenstone:
The Engelbachs of Alsace, Ottawa 1998)

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 (Robert J. Wyatt, in:
 David J. Jeremy,
Dictionary of business biography: a biographical dictionary of  business leaders active in Britain in the period 1860-1980, Band 2, Butterworths,  1984)


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