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Samuel Stanton, bicycle manufacturer, 1890s, Aston area

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Although I have found reference in the relevant census, and the business employed a lot of people, I haven't found any other details about this maternal ancestor or the business. Does anyone know of any records about the business?


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Can find no reference to him in directories as a bicycle manufacturer, but Graces guide (https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Samuel_Stanton) does list him as having a receiving order against him in 1888, stating that he was a former bicycle manufacturer , now a machinist. There are entries in the directories in the 1880s as a machinist at 107 aston road


Master Barmy
Samuel the machinist of Aston Road September 1882

Samuel from 107 Aston Road in Bankruptcy Court in 1883, and applying for discharges in 1889 and 1892.


Master Barmy
There is a description in 1888 of a Samuel Stanton, residing in Tower Road, Aston, formerly of Aston Road, formerly bicycle manufacturer, journeyman machinist.