n n no Viv its H Jackson Lucas Apprentice 1956 >Lucas toolmaker >Lucas jig and tool draughtsman > Lucasparts programmer > FE Lecturer.Welcome HJacobson. And thank you for the additional information. Like so many of these interesting plaques, they more often that not end up in rubble. Be good to find out that it hadn’t as it’s a nice example of Lucas industrial heritage. Viv.
Have moved into a £100m factory on the Birmingham Business park near the NEC & airport. Together with the sister factory that was based at 1 York Rd , former Velocette motorcycle company , now a pile of rubble .This is correct but it is in the process of moving to the industrial park near to the NEC, with the Shaftsmore Lane factory.
I think you are correct about the swirls, they are still on most jet and gas turbines...………...It was on the Staff entrance of Lucas Aerospace where I worked as a Jig and Tool Draughtsman and NC programmer until Rolls Royce went bankrupt over the production of the RB 211 Engine, when I was made redundant. Turned out OK and I was successful in getting a position as a FE Lecturer until I retired. The factory has had several owners, and is presently owned by Rolls Royce and removed to an industrial site close to the NEC. The original site... demolished.
The swirls are the same as the swirls that you see on the front of ALL gas turbine engines today to show that the engine is running. Gas turbine engines usually have swash pumps, which have pistons.