Sir Henry Royce
Henry Royce left school when he was twelve. He found a job as a telegraph operator, and then became a railway mechanic. He was interested in everything to do with machines, and electricity fascinated him. At the age of 19 he became an electrician, and when he was 21 he started his own company, which brought electric lighting to the streets of Liverpool.
1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Brewster Henley Roadster
Royce was 40 when he bought a small French car, and this was the turning point in his life. He thought the car’s engine and design were so bad that he could do better himself. A year later he did just that: he built the first Royce automobile, with a two-cylinder, ten-horsepower engine. In the same year he met Charles Rolls, who had a car business, and two years later the men established the company that later produced the world’s most famous vehicles: Rolls-Royce.
What happened when? Henry Royce was born in 1863. Use the information in the text to find out what happened in these years:
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Read the newspaper article at Times Online. Then correct these statements. You will find the information in the first part of the article.
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