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john.whiting
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components ltd

Postby john.whiting » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:14 am

I was having a bit of a look at Ariel cars,and came across a bit on Components Ltd,formed in 1902.The factory covered 80 acres,and they produced bikes for over 400 retail outlets under individual names.The Ariel Cars Ltd was floated in a public offering in 1906,and went bankrupt in 1909.Not exactly a good investment.It seems a lot of money was wasted on building racers for the Hon Charles Sangster and his friends.Components seem to have bought back the assets at a knockout price,so a good time was had by all.Still,the size of the factory is amazing.

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