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Richard Lee Philpot (c1863-1918)
1893 Charles Sangster joined the New Howe Machine Co, taking a position in the Glasgow works under the banner of R. L. Philpot, a leader who was to exercise great influence on the rising young designer.
The "Philpot group" migrated to the Cheylesmore works of the Coventry Machinists Co.
1898 Bankrupt. '...B. L. Philpot, of 7, Little Park-street, Coventry, in the county of Warwick, Bicycle Manufacturer. Take notice that a Bankruptcy Notice has been issued against you in this Court at the instance of the Greylingstadt Gold Mining and Exploration Company Limited whose registered office is at Bush-lane House, Bush-lane, Cannon-street, in the city of London, and the Court has ordered that the sending of a sealed copy of the Order by registered post addressed to you at the Craven Arms Hotel, High-street, Coventry, and at 7, Little Park-street, Coventry aforesaid, and the publication of this Notice in the London Gazette and Coventry Times newspapers shall be deemed to be service of the Bankruptcy Notice upon you...'
1911 Living at 109 Riverview Gardener, Barnes: Richard Lee Philpot (age 48 born Sevenoaks), Manager Motor Trade. With his wife Margaret Eleanor Philpot (age 29 born Manchester).