Alex Moulton 1920-2012


Dr Alexander Eric Moulton, the inventor of the small-wheel Moulton bicycle, died on Sunday 9th December 2012 at the age of 92.

He was best known for his involvement with two of the style icons of the 1960s: the range of innovative bicycles and the Mini car. In both he developed a suspension that was based on the rubber technology that had been in his family background  since his great-grandfather, Stephen, set up the rubber factory in Bradford in 1848.

He was the Patron of the Bradford on Avon Museum Society from its foundation in 1986 and the Museum arranged a special event to mark his 90th birthday two years ago, in conjunction with the 80th birthday of Jem Marsh, another Bradford engineer. The photograph was taken on this occasion.

> BBC News obituary

> Moulton exhibition

> The Moultons



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