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Woodhead, Angois and Ellis

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1888 February. Exhibit at the 1888 Stanley Cycle Show. Ability to change the chain wheel.
1888 February. Exhibit at the 1888 Stanley Cycle Show.

Woodhead, Angois and Ellis, cycle makers, of Nottingham.

Read how Woodhead, Angois and Ellis played a part in the history of Raleigh Cycle Co - When did Raleigh Begin? By Tony Hadland.

1885 Founded by Paul Angois, engineering and design expert and Richard Morris Woodhead, Mechanic formed a bicycle shop on Raleigh Street in Nottingham

1885 Only cycle manufacturer listed in Raleigh Street is Richard J. Ball at No 11. [1]

1885 May. Advertisement: 'Bicycle, Tricycles or Safeties promptly repaired at moderate charges. Woodhead and Angois, Raleigh Street' [2]

1886 August. Advertisement: 'Tandems, Safeties, Tricycle, Beeston Humbers, nearly new, cheap, Automatic Cripper, Bicycles from £2. Woodhead and Angois, Raleigh Street.' [3]

1887 April. Advertisement: 'Beeston Humber Tandem. several bicycle, tricycle bargains. Woodhead and Angois, Russell Street, late Raleigh Street.' [4] Note: Presumably the mill at 43 Russell Street

1887 Joined by William Ellis, financier,

1887 The Raleigh Cycle Co was established on Russell Street, Nottingham.

1888 February. Stanley Exhibition of Cycles in Westminster. Shared some patents with Humber and Co.[5]

Autumn 1888 - Frank Bowden visited the makers of his tricycle, Woodhead, Angois and Ellis of Nottingham, and persuaded the company to accept him as financial backer.

1888 Ellis leaves the partnership. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Richard Morriss Woodhead, Paul Angois, and William Ellis, at Russell-street, Nottingham, in the business of Bicycle and Tricycle Makers and General Machinists, under the style of Woodhead, Angois, and Ellis, has this day been dissolved, by mutual consent, so far as regards the said William Ellis, who retires...'[6]

See Raleigh Cycle Co

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Sources of Information

  1. 1885 History, Gazetteer & Directory of Nottinghamshire
  2. Nottinghamshire Guardian, Friday, May 15, 1885
  3. Nottinghamshire Guardian, Friday, August 20, 1886
  4. Nottinghamshire Guardian, Friday, April 01, 1887
  5. The Engineer 1888/02/10 p118
  6. [1] Gazette Issue 25884 published on the 18 December 1888. Page 19 of 60