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Dawes Cycles of Hall Green Works, Birmingham (1927), of Wharf Street, Tyseley, Birmingham (1931).
1926 Company founded when Ernie Humphries and his partner Fred Dawes decided to split their Humphries and Dawes business - Dawes established a business making pedal cycles whilst Humphries set up a business to make OK-Supreme motorcycles
1927 Stand No.71 at the 1927 Motor Cycle and Cycle Show at Olympia
Made 40,000 bicycles a year at their peak
WWII Supplied bicycles to the British Army
1975 Following a fire the company went into receivership
Acquired by ATAG
1998 Acquired by David Stone