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Charles Kingston Welch

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Charles Kingston Welch (1861-1929), invented the beaded rim for the pneumatic tyre. See Tyre Patents

1861 Born in Tottenham, the eldest of ten children.

It is said that he was just five feet tall.

1881 Bicycle maker, living in Tottenham with Charles Welch 45, plumber and gas fitter, Martha Welch 47, Eliza Welch 18, Martha Sarah Welch 16, David Andrew Welch 13, John Arthur Welch 12, Grace Elizth. Welch 10, Roland Welch 6, Frederick Welch 3[1]

1890 Married Annie Gertrude Borley in Edmonton[2]

1891 Living at Parkhouse, Warwick Road, Coventry: Charles K. Welch (age 40 born Tottenham), Consulting mechanical Engineer. With his wife Annie G. Welch (age 40 born Brentwood). Three servants. [3]

Early patents for the pneumatic tyre later owned by the Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Co

Improvements relating to Pneumatic Tyres. Application by Charles Kingston Welch, The Hollies, Eaton Road, Coventry, engineer, 7 October 1893, accepted, 1 September 1894. No. 18,851.

Improvements relating to Pneumatic Tyres. Application by Charles Kingston Welch, The Hollies, Eaton Road, Coventry, engineer, 10 May 1894, accepted, 16 March 1895. No. 9294.

Improvements in Elastic Tyres. Application by Charles Kingston Welch, The Hollies, Eaton Road, Coventry, engineer, 16 July 1894, accepted 22 June 1895. No. 13,708.

1901 Consulting mechanical engineer, living in Coventry with Annie G Welch 40[4]

1911 Living on private means in Coventry with Annie G Welch 49[5]

1929 Died in Coventry



Also see William Erskine Bartlett for the Bartlett-Clincher patent

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 census
  2. BMD
  3. 1891 Census
  4. 1901 census
  5. 1911 census