Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Samuel Dorsett

From Graces Guide

Samuel Dorsett (c1854-1920) of the Diamond Engineering Co, Orbit Motors, the D. H. and S. Diamond Cycle Co and the Omega Motor Cycle Co

1880 Patent granted to Samuel Dorsett and Jacob Slaughter for improvements in tricycles [1]

1911 Living at 158 Dudley Road, Wolverhampton: Samuel Dorsett (age 57 born Wolverhampton), Manufacturer of Cycles - Employer. With his wife Mary Ann Dorsett (age 56 born Wolverhampton) and their three children; Samuel John Dorsett (age 24 born Wolverhampton), Fitter Electrical; Sidney Dorsett (age 19 born Wolverhampton), Fitter Motor; and Beatrice Dorsett (age 14 born Wolverhampton).[2]

1915 Patent 24,485. 'Improvements relating to Internal Combustion Engines for Cycles." Samuel Dorsett and George Brunton, both of Wolverhampton. In internal combustion engines for cycles, the construction of a self-contained power unit comprising engine, carburettor, magneto and transmission gear, so that the whole can be mounted beneath the usual bottom bracket and between the cranks of ordinary pedal bicycle, the complete power unit being slung from the bottom tube and chain stays of the cycle frame.'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Birmingham Daily Post, Friday, May 21, 1880
  2. 1911 Census
  3. Walsall Advertiser - Saturday 02 October 1915