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Edlin and Co

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cycle makers, of Belfast

1888 Company established[1].

1888 Invoice addressed to Mr Dunlop, from W. Edlin and Co., bicycle and tricycle makers, in Belfast, for one new quadrant tricycle less certain parts[2].

1889 Prospectus for the Pneumatic Tyre and Booths Cycle Agency explained that the Company had been formed to take over the British and Irish interest of John Boyd Dunlop in the patent for an improvement in tyres of wheels for bicycles, tricycles, and other road cars and his interest in certain inventions, also the cycle business of Messrs. Booth Brothers, Dublin, and of the cycle works of Messrs. Edlin and Co, Belfast[3].

1896 R. Edlin and Co of Coventry, tyre manufacturers and holders of licence to the Dunlop pneumatic tyre, went bankrupt[4].

1909 Company 21st anniversary[5].

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Sources of Information

  1. "Our twenty-first birthday" - the true tale of the founding of the Pneumatic Tyre , by Edlin and Sinclair. Published by Edlin-Sinclair, Ltd, 19 November 1909. [1]
  2. Warwick University archives [2]
  3. Warwick University archives [3]
  4. The Morning Post 7 February 1898
  5. "Our twenty-first birthday" - the true tale of the founding of the Pneumatic Tyre , by Edlin and Sinclair. Published by Edlin-Sinclair, Ltd, 19 November 1909. [4]