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Charles Richards and Co

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1890 Charles Richards started the company and was very successful. The showrooms were at Gresham Chambers in Lichfield Street.

1896 The Richards' Beau Ideal Cycle Co was registered on 20 July, to take over the business of Charles Richards and Co[1]


1914 Richards and Co, cycle manufacturers of Lincoln Street, Wolverhampton[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. Wolverhampton Red Book & Directory, 1914