Fonds MC 157 - Papers of Charles Frobisher

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MC 157

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Papers of Charles Frobisher

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  • 1932-1965 (Creation)

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9 pieces

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(fl 1925-1932)

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Charles Frobisher was appointed Engineer and Surveyor for Swaffham Urban District Council in December 1925 and served in this position for nine years. During this time he founded the Institution of Highway Engineers, was editor and publisher of The Highway Engineer and Local Government Surveyors' Journal and invented and designed the Rotary elevated Airport (an aircraft runway that rotated in the same manner as a swing bridge). Schemes were submitted for London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Belfast, Liverpool, Sheffield, Manchester, Paris and New York and although patented in 1932, the invention was never put into operation.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 2 May 1986 (MS 21972).

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Relate to his personal engineering interests, rather than his work as Engineer of Swaffham Urban District Council.

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Charles Frobisher was appointed Engineer and Surveyor for Swaffham Urban District Council in December 1925 and served in this position for nine years. During this time he founded the Institution of Highway Engineers, was editor and publisher of The Highway Engineer and Local Government Surveyors' Journal and invented and designed the Rotary elevated Airport (an aircraft runway that rotated in the same manner as a swing bridge). Schemes were submitted for London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Belfast, Liverpool, Sheffield, Manchester, Paris and New York and although patented in 1932, the invention was never put into operation.

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59e710c0-2e61-4d19-8d99-1ecec01b8561

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Catalogued

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Created 15/11/2004 by Droip. Modified 27/02/2019 by Catherine.Collins.

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