24 June 2010
Another product eponym is found in the famed automotive manufacturer Rolls-Royce.
Stuart Rolls and Henry Royce, one a motor enthusiast and the other an engineering genius, lent their names to the cars.
Rolls-Royce Limited was a British car and aero-engine manufacturing company founded by Charles Stewart Rolls and Henry Royce in 1906.
Odd Job and a Rolls-Royce from James Bond
In 1884, Henry Royce started an electrical and mechanical business. He made his first car, a two-cylinder Royce 10, in his Manchester factory in 1904, and was introduced to Charles Rolls at the Midland Hotel in Manchester on 4 May of that year. Rolls was proprietor of an early motor car dealership, C.S.Rolls & Co. in Fulham.
Rolls-Royce from the Inside: The Humour, The Myths, The Truths
Rolls-Royce and Bentley: Classic Elegance (Open Road)
The Rolls Royce (Shire Library)