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Esk Motorcycles

Manufactured by P. Colquhoun at the Esk Cycle Factory 87 Brisbane Street, Launceston Tasmania, 1904~1905

Parlane McFarlane Colquhoun (b. Geelong 1863, d. Launceston 1923).

P. COLQUHOUN, Proprietor,
87 Brisbane-street.

Examiner (Launceston, Tas.) Thu 29 Dec 1904

Of the LAUNCESTON CYCLE DEPOT, 67 Brlsbane-street, and Builder of the Esk Cycles, having disposed of his business to Mr. JOHN KING, of KING BROTHERS, who are so well known in the Cycle Trade, and on the racing track, throughout Tasmania, begs to thank his numerous patrons for the support extended to him...

Examiner (Launceston, Tas.) Mon 24 Apr 1905

MR. P. McF. COLQUHOUN. After several years of intimate association with business and friendly society work in Launceston, Mr. Parlane McFarlane Colquhoun passed away at his residence, 21 Brisbane-street, on Saturday at the age of 60 years. He was a native of Ararat, and for many years was engaged in the ironmongering business of Messrs. Law and Oldfield, at Hawthorn (Vic.). He came to Tasmania in 1895, and entered the employ of Messrs. J. and T. Gunn, on behalf of whom he subsequently took charge of Walbridge's paint and paper shop in Charles-street. While there he assumed the agency for Rover bicycles. Later the deceased left the employ of his firm, and began business on his own account in Brisbane-street, and manunufactured the Esk bicycles. At this period he was vice-captain of the City Cycling Club. Ultimately he sold out to Mr. Sim. King. The late Mr. Colquhoun was then elected grand secretary of the I.O.O.F., and held the position for a number of years...

Examiner (Launceston, Tas.) Mon 15 Oct 1923

Source: Trove NLA

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