MAKERS: ROVER Cycle Co

James Starley is known as the ‘father of the bicycle industry.’ Starley & Hillman’s ‘Ariel’ was patented on 11 August 1870, and he sold the Starley patent ‘Tangent’ ordinary through his employees’ company Haynes & Jefferis.
His nephew J. K. Starley worked for Haynes & Jefferis before leaving the same year to set up Starley & Sutton. They presented their first ‘Rover’ safety bicycle at the Stanley Show in February 1885…

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Items in this Collection

FOR SALE 1871 ARIEL – the first penny farthing 16 copy

1871 James Starley Ariel (Replica of the first penny farthing)

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1871 Starley Ariel 05

1873 Starley Ariel

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FOR SALE 1874-James-Starley-Queen-of-Hearts-Sewing-Machine-10-1

1874 James Starley ‘Queen of Hearts’ Sewing Machine

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1876 James Starley Tangent-Spoked 48 inch Ordinary 05

1877/1878 Haynes & Jefferis ‘The Tangent’

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1887-Starley-Sutton-Special-Rover-40

1887 Starley & Sutton ‘Special’ Rover

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1888 Rover

1888 J.K Starley & Co ‘The Rover Safety Bicycle’

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1895 ROVER JK Starley 05

1895 Ladies Popular Rover

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1895-New-Light-Popular-Rover-05

1895 New Light Popular Rover

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1899_Imperial_Rover_02

1899-1903 Imperial Rover Road Racer

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1903 METOR ROVER LIGHT ROADSTER

1903 METEOR ROVER LIGHT ROADSTER VIDEO

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1903 Meteor Rover 05

1903 Meteor Rover No 2 Light Roadster

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1904-Meteor-Rover-02

1904 Gentlemen’s Meteor Rover

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1905-The-Ladys-Rover-30

1905 The Lady’s Rover

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1908 Rover 05

1908 Rover Roadster

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1912-Royal-Rover-Roadster-04

1912 Royal Rover Roadster 

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1913-ROVER-WALL-AUTOWHEEL

1913 First Pattern Wall Autowheel on Rover Bicycle

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Rover_Road_Racer_05

1913 Rover Road Racer

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1914 Chainless Rover Roadster 05

1913/1914 Chainless Rover Roadster

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FOR SALE 1916 Lady’s Rover 05

1916 Lady’s Rover

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1918_Rover_02

1918 Lady’s Rover Bicycle Model A

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starley_01

1918 Starley Regal (Dingley Brothers)

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Rover_Bicycle_Duke_of_Yorks_02

1919 Rover Roadster

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1920_Rover_05

1920 Royal Rover Roadster

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