J.B Brooks Saddles

J.B BROOKS SADDLE HISTORY

JOHN BOULTBEE BROOKS: In 1865, J.B Brooks left his hometown of Hinckley in Leicestershire with just £20 in his pocket. He headed for Birmingham, where in 1866 he established a business in horse harnesses and general leather goods in Great Charles Street under the name JB Brooks & Co. In 1878, the unfortunate death of Mr Brooks’ horse led to a stroke of inspiration. Unable to afford another horse, he borrowed a bicycle in order to commute to work. He found the seat so uncomfortable that he vowed to do something about it. On 28 October 1882, Mr Brooks filed his first saddle patent.

 J.B BROOKS SADDLE PATENTS

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1889 J.B. BROOKS SADDLE PATENT

 

 

 

 

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1892 J.B. BROOKS SADDLE PATENT

 

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1896 J.B. BROOKS SADDLE PATENT

 

 1896 J.B. BROOKS SADDLE PATENT

 

 

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1897 J.B. BROOKS SADDLE PATENT

 

 

 

 

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1898 J.B. BROOKS SADDLE PATENT