Thompson and James
From Graces Guide
No. 23. 36 inch 'Front Driver,' a later development of the Crypto Cycle Co No. 22.
Built by Messrs. Thompson and James, 39 Chalk Farm Road, London, N.W., about 1893, incorporating the hub with Crypto gearing which was supplied to the trade by the Crypto Cycle Co., Ltd. On a machine identical with this exhibit (except that it was fitted with Boothroyd single tube tyres, cemented to crescent rims), F. W. Shorland won the "Coca" 24 hours race at Herne Hill Track on 22nd and 23rd July, 1892, covering the record distance of 413 miles 1,615 yards. Purchased near Horsham. Weight 32.5 lbs.