H. J. Timberlake and Co of 13, Albert Street, Maidenhead.
1868 The Pilot Cycle Co was founded by H. J. Timberlake, trading as Timberlake and Co. He introduced a solid rubber tyre secured to the metal rim by a wire running through the centre of the tyre. He also invented the front wheel roller brake, operated by rack and pinion from a twisting handlebar.
1888 February. Stanley Exhibition of Cycles in Westminster. A cycle for four riders.
1880 taken over by Hickling and Co.
Timberlake introduced to the trade, a solid rubber tyre secured to the metal rim by a wire running through the centre of the tyre and also a front roller brake, operated by a rack and pinion movement when twisting the handlebars.