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Snelling, Begbie and Twentyman

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Begbie, Twentyman and Co were joined by a third partner, and the firm became Snelling, Begbie and Twentyman.

1892 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned George Snelling, Sydney Dawson Begbie, and Poyntz Charles Twentyman, carrying on business as Bicycle and Tricycle Manufacturers; at 89, Fortess-road, Kentish Town, in the county of Middlesex, under the style of Snelling, Begbie, and Twentyman, has been this day dissolved, by mutual consent, so far as regards the said George Snelling, who retires from the said firm. The said business will be continued by the said Sydney Dawson Begbie and Poyntz Charles Twentyman alone, at 89, Fortess-road foresaid, under the style of Begbie, Twentyman, and Co....[1]

1892 Exhibited at the 1892 Stanley Cycle Show with their Hadley range of cycles [2]

The company went out of existence about 1898, Mr. Begbie gravitating to the motor industry in which he held a prominent position for many years.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Gazette Issue 26243 published on the 8 January 1892. Page 24 of 62
  2. The Leeds Mercury, Wednesday, November 23, 1892
  3. Bartleet's Bicycle Book