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of the Leeds Bicycle Works
1881 Listed as Machinists and Bicycle Manufacturer. 
1882 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Thomas Russom and John William Smith, carrying on business as Bicycle and Tricycle Makers and Machinists, under the firm of T. Russom and Co., at 34, North-street, Leeds, in the county of York, is dissolved, by mutual consent, as from the 1st day of May instant. All debts due or owing to or by the said firm will be received and paid by the said Thomas Russom, who will in future carry on the said business on his own account under the style of T. Russom and Co...'
1883 Bankrupt. '...Liquidation by Arrangement or Composition with Creditors, instituted by Thomas Russom, of 34, North-street, Leeds, in the county of York, Bicycle Manufacturer, and Sewing Machine Maker, trading under the style of T. Russom and Company, and residing at No. 5, Birkin-street, Beeston-road, in Leeds aforesaid, formerly in copartnership with John William Smith, now of Kensington-terrace, Leeds aforesaid, Gentleman...'