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Gospel Oak and Cunard Cycle Co

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galvanizers and wire manuacturers, of Mitre Iron Works, Bilston Road, Wolverhampton, and London

c.1851 Gospel Oak company established in Wolverhampton[1]. This would seem to be different from the Gospel Oak Iron Works of Tipton.

1886 Cunard Cycle Co registered[2].

1886 Public offer of shares in a company formed to take over and extend the business of Mr Frank Gibbons, St Johns Works, Wolverhampton, manufacturer of the Cunard bicycles and tricycles, including patent rights, stock, plant, machinery[3].

1887 Petition for winding up of Cunard Cycle Co presented in Chancery Division[4].

1888 February. Stanley Exhibition of Cycles in Westminster.

1892 Gospel Oak Iron Co Ltd, Eagle Street[5].

1892 "A matter which continued to excite the trade was the low price achieved by the sale of the Gospel Oak ironworks, Wolverhampton"[6].

1895 Arrangements had been made for re-starting the "extensive" Gospel Oak sheet-iron works, Wolverhampton, which had been idle for several years[7].

1896 Notices issued to the 200 employees of Gospel Oak, at the Mitre Ironworks, that work would cease in November; the proprietors intended to close the works[8].

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Sources of Information

  1. Bristol Mercury and Daily Post, 31 October 1896
  2. The Morning Post, 11 December 1886
  3. Birmingham Daily Post, 10 December 1886
  4. The Standard, 7 September 1887
  5. Wolverhampton Red Book and Directory, 1892
  6. The Times, 4 February 1892
  7. The Times, 9 December 1895
  8. Bristol Mercury and Daily Post, 31 October 1896