Copy typewritten letter from Frederick Lanchester to R.A. Saville Sneath

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Views on Lord Nuffield’s failure to support engineering causes. Failure of N.P.L. [National Physical Laboratory] to recognise truth of Lanchester’s vortex theory, and attribution of it by them to Prandtl. Failure of government to give any financial recompense to Lanchester In 1938; Lanchester secured some necessary financial aid from the Trust Funds of the S.M.M.T [Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders]. The Society took over bank debt, secured by mortgage on Lanchester’s house, and provided an income of £200 per year.