Buckingham and Adams
From Graces Guide
1889 Public Company with £30,000 capital. Of Glasgow, London and Bath. Producing 94 cycles per week and orders for many more than that. Plan to secure a new factory in Birmingham. Sole London agents for one of the largest cycle and sewing machine companies. Directors are W. H. Bosenquet, J. H. Adams, Hamilton Geary and L. H. Gillham. F. S. Buckingham is general manager and superintendent of works and signed up for five years. G. Lacy Hillier is the broker.
1890 May. Fraud. Frederick Samuel Buckingham of 66 Trafalgar Road, Moseley, the manager of the company at Arthur Street, Small Heath, and Francis Henry Fearns, of 467 Coventry Road, a commission agent, charged with defrauding the company by raising false invoices through the Engineer and Mill Furnishing Co. 
1892 Bankrupt. 'Frederick Samuel Buckingham, residing Prospect Place, Newcastle-on-Tyne, formerly residing House, Trafalgar Road. Moseley, trading at Digbath and Arthur Street, all Birmingham, as an engineer and mill furnisher, formerly trading in co-partnership with Joseph Adams, as Buckingham and Adams, Queen Victoria Street. London, and Avenue Street, Glasgow, as cycle manufacturers, engineer.'
Sources of Information
- Pall Mall Gazette - Friday 26 July 1889
- The Engineer 1890/02/14 1890 p139
- Birmingham Daily Post - Saturday 17 May 1890
- Birmingham Daily Post - Thursday 29 May 1890
- Western Daily Press - Saturday 04 June 1892