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Bowden Brake Co

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March 1904.
June 1904.
December 1914.
September 1920.
July 1927.
July 1928.

Bowden Brake Co, makers of cycle brakes, seats, body pressings, etc[1], of Kings Road, Tyseley

1901 The company was registered on 11 April, to acquire a business protected by letters patent for the manufacture and sale in the United Kingdom of a brake for cycles. [2]

1901 Bowden Brake Co agreed to sell to the Bowden Wire Co the business of manufacturer of push-cycle brakes; the Bowden Wire Co granted rights to the company to use the trade-mark on its products[3].

1908 Mr Arthur St Clair Goodwin was manager of 2 associated companies Bowden Brake Co and E. M. Bowden's Patents Syndicate Co[4]

1912 The Bowden Wire Co was successful in a court action against the Bowden Brake Co for infringement of its trade-marks[5].

Continued to make bicycle brakes under the Bowden Tyseley brand

1922-24 Coachbuilders

Continued in business to the 1940s

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Birmingham’s Industrial Heritage by Ray Shill. Published by Sutton Publishing 2002. ISBN 0-7509-2593-0
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. The Times, 30 November 1912
  4. The Times, 30 April 1908
  5. The Times, 30 November 1912