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Starley, John Kemplocked

(1855–1901)
  • James Foreman-Peck

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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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