Typed notes 'The Lanchester Car and the Work of FW Lanchester, LL.D, FRS can claim a “place in the sun” on the following grounds:'

Scope and Content

Claims for the Lanchester car on the grounds of priority (“the first car driven by a petrol engine to be built in Great Britain”), nationality (“all British from its inception”), novelty (e.g. magneto ignition, balanced engine, etc., much as listed in LAN/1/1/6, LAN/1/1/20 and LAN/1/1/43), finance, commercial standing, performance and reliability, manufacture (standardisation and interchangeability of parts).