Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 126,760 pages of information and 199,768 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
1869 Patent. '2558. To John Brown, of Padiham, in the county of Lancaster, Overlooker, for the invention of "improved means of, and appliances for, facilitating the exercise or riding of bicycles or velocipedes."'