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Walton and Brown

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February 1922.
July 1927.
Sept 1927.
Oct 1927.

of Archimedean Works, Brearley Street, Birmingham.

of 315 Summer Lane, Birmingham.

1906 Company established.

1914 Manufacturers of steel pressings etc. Specialities: steel pressings for motor, motor cycle and cycle trades; high-class pressing for engineering trade in any metal. [1]

1927 Stand 178 at the 1927 Motor Cycle and Cycle Show at Olympia[2]

1950 Associated with Brampton Fittings

1956 Tube Investments set up the British Cycle Corporation subsidiary to take over and control its bicycle making subsidiaries in the Birmingham area, namely Armstrong Cycles, Brampton Fittings, Hercules Cycle and Motor Co, Phillips Cycles, and Walton and Brown[3]; the activities would be concentrated in a large factory at Handsworth; large redundancies followed.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. Bicycling News
  3. The Times, 21 August 1956