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A.D. Bowlby – The Only Bicycle Importing House West of London

From the Evening Record – April, 1893:

An interesting old ad for bicycles…

Only $165.00 with new Dunlop Pneumatic tires!

The 1924 City Directory lists Bowlby & Gluns, Ltd. A.D. Bowlby, pres. as selling “Bicycles, sewing machines, phonographs, electric washing machines and vacuum cleaners” at 53 Pitt St. West.


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The Bowlby house still stands at the corner of Elliott & Victoria. The house was built in 1896, and purchased by Andrew D. Bowlby in 1912. It remained in the Bowlby family until the last of Andrew’s daughters passed away in 1988.

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