Early & Unique Raleigh Bicycles

RALEIGH PATENTS

RALEIGH PATENTS FOR CYCLE IMPROVEMENTS

It is not known exactly when Frank Bowden joined the company. However, by scrutinising the patents reproduced below, I can see that the date of the first British patent of the ‘Brake for Cycles’ is 3rd December 1890, and Frank Bowden is not recorded as a witness at the bottom of the patent.

However, on the second patent – ‘Mud guard for velocipedes’ – whose British patent is declared as 20th June 1891, you can see him recorded as a witness.

This does not necessarily reflect the date he joined the company, but it does illustrate his serious involvement by June 1891.

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1890 BRITISH PATENT FOR BAND BRAKE

RICHARD MORRISS WOODHEAD & PAUL ANGOIS

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1891 BRITISH PATENT FOR MUDGUARDS

RICHARD MORRISS WOODHEAD 
 

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