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New Hudson Cycle Co

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Maker of cycles, motorcycles and cars, of Summer Hill Street, Birmingham

1890 Hudson Bicycles may have been a precursor company

1896 The company was registered on 15 May. [1]

1896/7 Directory: Listed under cycles. More details. [2]

1900 Held 4th AGM and reported loss of £659.[3]

1910 Proposed to concentrate production in 2 factories rather than 3[4]

c.1911 Started making motorcycles

1913 The bicycle part of the business was steady; the great increase in recent years had occurred in the motorcycle part of the business. Rights issue of new shares.[5]

1914 Order for 10 motorcycles with sidecars for experiment on rural deliveries of post.[6]

1920 Last quotation of a price on London Stock Exchange; a new company was presumably formed as New Hudson Ltd which reported its results in October.[7]

1957 Raleigh Industries acquired BSA Bicycles, which appears to have included New Hudson Cycle Co.[8]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. Peck's Trades Directory of Birmingham, 1896-97: Cycles
  3. Birmingham Daily Post - Monday 29 January 1900
  4. The Times Nov 15, 1910
  5. The Times, Nov 22, 1913
  6. The Times, Apr 27, 1914
  7. The Times, Oct 09, 1920
  8. The Times, Jul 12, 1957