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Frederick John Osborn

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Frederick John Osborn (c1877- ) of Osborn Engineering Co

c.1877 Born in Watford, son of John Osborn, a carpenter

1901 Registrar to a limited liability company, boarding in Aston[1]

1901 Frederick John Osborn built his first motorcycle using a 4 hp engine. This was hung from the frame downtube with a flat belt-driven rear wheel.

1906 Frederick John Osborne, of 62, Macoma Road, Plumstead, and his wife Annie.[2]

1909 Fined for exceeding the speed limit. Frederick John Osborn of 6 Great Marlborough Street.[3]

1911 Frederick John Osborn 33, automobile agent, employer, lived in Wandsworth with Winifred Osborn 28, John Reid Osborn 0, Margaret Osborn 2[4]

c1919 Founded Osborn Engineering Co with Frederick Wood which went onto produce the OEC motorcycle.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. Kentish Independent - Friday 06 April 1906
  3. South Bucks Standard - Friday 16 July 1909
  4. 1911 census