Louis Shelley on his Roper motorcycle.
|John Roper is listed in the 1902 Wolverhampton Red Book as a
manufacturer of cycle fittings in Dudley Road.
and 1905 he built a small number of motorcycles using the
'Roper' name. They were simple machines, with no gearbox, and a
direct belt drive.
The business later moved to Upper Villiers Street,