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J. K. Starley and Co

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J. K. Starley and Co of Meteor Works, Coventry

1889 Starley and Sutton Co became J. K. Starley and Co

1891 'Rover Rational' tandem. (Exhibit at Birmingham Thinktank museum)

1894 Won an award at the Anwerp exhibition. [1]

1889 Jan/Feb. Stanley Exhibition. Cycle for two riders. [2]

1894 Exhibited cycles at the Antwerp Exhibition. [3]

1896 Became a public company registered on 13 June, under the title of the Rover Cycle Co, to take over the business of J. K. Starley and Co. [4] [5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Thursday, Oct 04, 1894
  2. The Engineer of 22nd Feb 1889 p158
  3. The Engineer of 25th May 1894 p431
  4. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  5. The Times, Monday, Jun 15, 1896