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Unique and Unity Cycle Co

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December 1914. Unity Juvenile Cycles.
February 1922.
Sept 1927.

of St. Stephens Street, Birmingham. Telephone: Central 7680. Cables: "Effort, Birmingham". (1929)

of Camp Lane Handsworth, Birmingham, 21. Telephone: Birmingham Northern 1227. Cables: Ditto. (1947)

1888 This company was based in Birmingham and had been founded in 1888. They originally made bicycles for adults but the market for children's tricycles and bicycles grew so much that they later stopped production of full sized bikes.

1896/7 Directory: Listed under cycles. More details. [1]

1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Children's Bicycles and Tricycles, Metal Scooters. (Stand No. E.27) [2]

During the period between the First and Second World Wars, Lines Brothers acquired The Unique and Unity Cycle Co.

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of "Unity" Juvenile Cycles, Fairy Cycles, "Tri-ang" Tricycles; made in Britain's Most Modern Juvenile Cycle Engineering Factory from all British Materials. (Olympia, 3rd Floor, Stand No. H.2181) [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Peck's Trades Directory of Birmingham, 1896-97: Cycles
  2. 1929 British Industries Fair p170
  3. 1947 British Industries Fair p282
  • [1] V and A Museum of Childhood