Mr. Thomas Humber (born in Sheffield) was a bicycle entrepreneur who in the 1880s had an imposing bicycle factory in Beeston, Nottingham, close to where I now live. He made a huge contribution to the early development of bicycles in England, as I have shown in several other posts. Here's the factory.
Of course, you won't find it today. There's a fast-food outlet occupying part of the site.
And here is one of the company's early products - a fine safety bicycle from the 1890s. I photographed it in the wonderful Industrial Museum at Wollaton Park, Nottingham.
Here is a poster issued by the Humber company. It is believed to date from about 1895.
It demonstrates that Humber was exporting to America. I am not clear whether this lady's bicycle still has the 'spoon brake': it is hard to tell from the picture.
The advertising poster is to be seen in the Coventry Transport Museum.