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1884 Stanley Cycle Show

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Note: This is a sub-section of the Stanley Show

1884 February. The 7th annual exhibition held in the Royal Floral Hall, Covent Garden. There were 200 bicycles and tricycles on show.

Mention made of the following:

  • Taylor and Weatherhead of Seer Green Vicarage, near Beaconsfield with the 'Oarsman' Tricycle
  • Rucker and Co of Bethnal Green with a Tandem bicycle consisting of two 56-inch bicycles connected by a tubular backbone
  • Singer and Co with their 'Carrier' Tricycles to carry up to 150lb
  • Coventry Machinists Co showing club bicycles and tricycles including the Cheylesmore and Imperial tricycles made for the Empror of Morocco
  • Starley Brothers showing 'Salvo' machines
  • Starley and Sutton showing 'Meteors'
  • Ellis and Co of 165 Fleet Street showing the 'Facile' safety bicycle including the 44-inch machine used by J. Adams who rode 242.5 miles in 24 hours
  • Sparkbrook Manufacturing Co show the John O' Groats 46-inch machine used by Mr. Nixon who rode 745 miles in nine days

1884 February 8th. Cyclists supper held at the Criterion being a combination of the Cyclists' Touring Club and the National Cyclists' Union in connection with the Stanley Cycle Show. [1]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Daily News, Saturday, February 9, 1884
  • The Morning Post, Tuesday, February 05, 1884