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Herbert Osbaldeston Duncan

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1896. H. O. Duncan taking a rest at the 1896 London-Brighton Run.

Herbert Osbaldeston Duncan (1862-1945)

1862 November 22nd. Born in London the son of James Duncan and his wife Mary

1865 Living at 50 Edgeware Road when baptised in Marylebone

1882 Age 19. Cycle champion of Middlesex

1899 Article on Electric vs. Tube ignition on Motor Cycles.[1]

1907 Director of De Dion-Bouton (MD in France)[2]

1926 Published 'The World on Wheels; Volumes 1 and 2'

1945 November 23rd. Died at Vesinet, France

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Sources of Information

  1. The Autocar 1899/02/25
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Monday 11 March 1907