James Martin (engineer)
Sir James Martin
A plaque commemorating Sir James Martin in his home town of Crossgar
|Died||5 January 1981(aged 87)|
|Known for||Inventor of the ejector seat and founder of the Martin-Baker aircraft company|
In 1934, he and Valentine Baker formed Martin-Baker; Captain Baker took the test pilot role. It was in a crash of their third design, the MB 3, that Baker was killed.
Martin's contribution to engineering was commemorated by the Northern Bank in its Inventor series of banknotes, which featured his portrait on the bank's £100 note. The note was discontinued in 2013 when the bank reissued its banknotes under the new Danske Bank brand.
Notes and references
- "The Medals & Awards of the Royal Aero Club". The Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
- Sprekelmeyer, Linda, editor. These We Honor: The International Aerospace Hall of Fame. Donning Co. Publishers, 2006. ISBN 978-1-57864-397-4.
- "Current Banknotes: Danske Bank". The Association of Commercial Banknote Issuers. Archived from the original on 28 October 2017. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
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