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Edward O'Brien

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April 1899.
March 1903. Coventry-Challenge.
March 1904.
March 1907.
July 1908.
August 1911.
March 1913. Quadrant Cycle Co
1914. High Grade Cycles.

Edward O'Brien of Coventry.

'The World's Largest Cycle Dealer'

See Francis Salmon O'Brien

1911 The motorcycle part of Quadrant Motor Co was moved back Birmingham at Lawley Street while the cycle manufacturing part remained in Coventry under Edward O'Brien until the 1930s

1912-13 Listed as 'O'Brien, Edward Ltd., cycle dealer, 201 Foleshill road (wire O'Brien; Tel. 185)' and also listed is 'O'Brien, Edward, The Uplands, 7 Rochester Road'.[1]

1916 The General manager is shown as T. B. Bramley.[2]

Cycle shop under the name of Francis Salmon O'Brien existed until the 1990s

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1912-13 Spennell's Annual Directory of Coventry and District
  2. Coventry Evening Telegraph - Thursday 05 October 1916