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Horace Wilton Bartleet

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Bartleet on a 53-inch 'Ordinary Bicycle'. From 'Bartleet's Bicycle Book'.
Bartleet on a 'Coventry Rotary' Tricycle of 1876. From 'Bartleet's Bicycle Book'.
From 'Bartleet's Bicycle Book'.

Horace Wilton Bartleet (1870-1943) was involved with the development of cycling in Great Britain. His bequest to Coventry of 40 cycles is housed in the Museum of British Road Transport and a large quantity of printed, written, and photographic material is held in Coventry Central Library.

Wrote Bartleet's Bicycle Book

1904 BARTLEET, Horace W., 19, College Court Mansions, Hammersmith, London, W. Car: 10 h.p. Gladiator. Total distance travelled since becoming a motorist: 20,000 miles. Hobbies: Cycling, motoring. Took part in the 1,000 miles' trial of the Automobile Club in May, 1900, going through the three weeks' tour on a 3-h p. air-cooled Decauville. Since that time has followed the movement with keen interest. Has devoted a good deal of study to the tyre question, and has contributed articles on tyres to the Motor Press. Club: Nottingham and District Automobile. [1]

1909 November. Letter concerning the development of the pneumatic tyre.[2]

1911 Living at 11 St Germans Road, Forest Hill: Horace Wilton Bartleet (age 40 born Aust), Cycle and Motor Journalist. With his wife Edith Bartleet (age 37 born Brockley, Kent) and their son John Wilton Bartleet (age 7 born Hammersmith).[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904
  2. The Autocar 1909/11/27
  3. 1911 Census