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Hands and Cake

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of Bard Cycle Works, Digbeth

1891 George William Hands entered the bicycle business

1894 Hands and Cake established

1895 Arthur Cake, cycle maker of Hands and Cake, Birmingham. Makers of the Bard bicycle which was available in 3 models; works at 161 Adderley Street; wholesale depot 26 Digbeth[1]

1896/7 Directory: Listed under cycles. More details

1897 Became Bard Cycle Manufacturing Co

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Sources of Information

  1. Commercial Directory
  • [1] Calthorpe Cycles