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The X Engine Company was formed in Melbourne in late 1927 to build examples of the "X Engine" developed by Australian inventors Alfred Arthur Quick and Kenneth Kestell Turner. The firm's stated objective was to export prototype engines and receive licencing royalty payments from production by foreign engineering firms. The 'X' referred to the potential of the engine not its cylinder layout. The company was not forthcoming as to the exact design of the engine which was of a compact rotary type. It was promoted as suitable for use in motor vehicles, aircraft, marine or pumping applications. The firm failed to obtain any production contracts and was liquidated by agreement in Melbourne on 21 March 1933. The machine tools of the X Engine Company premises at Kensington were disposed of at auction in April 1933.

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'SOME FACTS ABOUT THE 'X' ENGINE COMPANY ... PROSPECTUS ... DATED 9TH DECEMBER,1927'

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