The company started trading in 1892 and closed in 1903. They produced a range of bicycles including the Midland Mail. They also built a number of powered machines, and in 1901 produced the Minerva Motor, using a Gough frame and Minerva engine and which had a top speed of 30mph, and sold for £38.7s.6d.
There was also the Components motor tricycle which had a 2.25h.p. engine, and sold for £75. A motorised quadricycle version was also produced, which sold for £105. The machines were very expensive and not many were produced.
Souces state that Gough built a machine named Components, but it seems more likely that he marketed one built by the Components firm.
Joseph Gough was born in 1868, and died in 1941. He was a prominent member of the Bilston Bicycle Club.
Sources: Graces Guide, historywebsite.co.uk
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