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Frederick Sage (1830-1898)
1830 Born in Freston, near Ipswich in Suffolk, the son of the village carpenter.
He designed a velocipede to sell small items of joinery that he had made.
1851 Moved to London and worked for builders and studied at evening school.
1860 Started his own shopfitting business, Frederick Sage and Co.
1870 Owned the buildings at Gray's Inn Road where his company had been based until it was destroyed in April 1941.