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Richard Lee Philpot

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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.

1895 Richard L Philpot won a case for wrongful dismissal against Rudge Cycle Co[1].

1896 October. Swift Cycle Co was floated with Richard Lee Philpot as managing director[2].

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...'[3]

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).[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Morning Post, 16 May 1895
  2. The Times 26 October 1896
  3. [1] Gazette Issue 26979 published on the 21 June 1898. Page 36 of 70
  4. 1911 Census
  • Cycle and Motor Cycle Trader - March 22nd 1935 and December 6th 1940