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Claud Butler was a successful club cyclist, and in the late twenties in south London he developed his marque into the premier brand amongst hand-made enthusiasts’ cycles.
By the late thirties Claud Butler had established five retail branches across London, as well as a ‘Midlands Depot’ in Nottingham and the 'works' at Clapham Manor Street. The number of shops was consolidated to four at the resumption of full trading after the end of hostilities in 1945.
1956 The Clapham Manor Street works closed