'The Cambridge Duad', Cambridge University, 1895.
3 6 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 28cm

'The Cambridge Duad', Cambridge University, 1895.

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Photograph from an album of prints collected by English motorist, motor car manufacturer and aviator Charles Stewart Rolls (1877-1910). This cycling duad was made up of Rolls, Stewart, Kenny and Garrood. Rolls founded Rolls-Royce Ltd in 1906 with Sir Frederick Henry Royce, creating one of the most famous motoring companies in the world. He was well known on the motor racing circuit, competing in and winning many of the races of the time. Rolls was also a keen aviator and was the first to make a non-stop double crosing of the English Channel in an aeroplane. He was killed in 1910 when his plane crashed at the Bournemouth Air Show.

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