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Humber, Cripps and Goddard

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of Nelson Cycle Works, Colwick, Nottingham

1892 J. Goddard, Works Manager at Humber's Beeston factory, left to found the firm of Humber, Cripps and Goddard (presumably with Mr W.F. Humber, only son of Thomas Humber, and R. Cripps) to make the Nelson cycle in Nottingham[1].

1892 Exhibited at the 1892 Stanley Cycle Show with their Nelson racers and roadsters

1893 The new John Griffiths Cycle Corporation took a sole agency from the company, makers of Nelson and Victor machines; Mr Cripps was said to be "one of the earliest champions"[2]

1894 Partnership dissolved as regards R. Cripps[3]. Successor company was Humber and Goddard.

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Sources of Information

  1. Bartleet's Bicycle Book
  2. The Standard, 27 November 1893
  3. The Standard, 10 November 1894