The Star Engineering Company of Wolverhampton produced cars, lorries
1904 The Star Engineering Company was formed. See Star Cycle Co
and Star Motor Co
1910 The Star Engineering Company built 2 aircraft. The first was a Farman
type biplane with a forward elevator. The second was a monoplane that was
powered by a Star 40 h.p., 4-cylinder, water-cooled engine.
1914 Directory lists them as Star Engineering Co., Frederick Street, Wolverhampton
and as motor car manufacturers.
1920s Some goods vehicles with payloads of 15cwt to 2 ton were produced
with a four-cylinder side-valve engine of 3,054cc and an overhead-valve
engine for the larger models. The aircraft and engine were designed by
Bradshaw, who was only 19 years old at the time. The engine delivered
40hp. at 1,450rpm. It had a bore of 100mm and a stroke of 125mm. It weighed
182lbs, with a Simms magneto and a water pump.
1928 Guy approached the shareholders for a controlling interest in the