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A. Drew and Co

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September 1911.
December 1914.
September 1920.
February 1922.
June 1924.
July 1927.
Oct 1927. Stand 139.
Oct 1927. Stand 139.
Nov 1927.

of Druid Works, Leopold Street, Birmingham

Manufacturer of Druid sprung forks for motorcycles in the early part of the twentieth century.

See Arthur Drew

1902 Advert. Cycle Repairs. Drew, 74d Conybere Street, Birmingham.[1]

1913 Arthur Drew died and the business was carried on by his partner William H. Osbourne

1914 'This company has just been registered, with a capital of £7,000 in £1 shares, to take over the business of manufacturers of the "Druid spring fork" and of specialities for the cycle and motor trades, &c., carried by A. Drew and Co., Leopold Street. Birmingham, and to adopt agreement with Edith A. Osborne, S. Nield, and W. H. Osborne. The subscribers are Mrs. E. A. Osborne and W. H. Osborne, Rostrevor, Grimes Hill, Wythall. Private company. The number of directors is not to be less than two nor more than five. Mrs. E. A. Osborne and W. H. Osborne are two of the first directors and shall be permanent. Qualification £750.'[2]

1927 Stand No. 139 at the1927 Motor Cycle and Cycle Show at Olympia

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Sources of Information

  1. Sports Argus - Saturday 10 May 1902
  2. Birmingham Daily Post - Monday 20 July 1914