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Starley, John Kemplocked

  • James Foreman-Peck


Starley, John Kemp (1855–1901), bicycle manufacturer, was born on 24 December 1855 in Walthamstow, Essex, the son of John Starley, market gardener, and his wife, Mary Ann Cippen. Starley won a grammar school scholarship and proved good at mathematics. His drawings of a steam engine with an oscillating piston so much impressed his uncle, the inventor and cycle maker ...

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