Biographical entry Broadsmith, H. E.
H. E. Broadsmith and N. Love established, in 1919, Australia's first aircraft manufacturing industry, with a company called Australian Aircraft and Engineering Company (AAEC) and produced six AVRO 504 K training biplanes for the R.A.A.F. and seven for civilian customers. Broadsmith undertook a programme to determine the suitability of Australian timbers for manufacture to British Aeronautical specifications and found Mountain Ash to be the best material.
- 'Broadsmith, H. E.', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1476872. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_b.html. Details
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