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Joseph Openshaw

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Fictional character.


In the Sherlock Holmes stories

Joseph Openshaw (by Sidney Paget)‎

Father of John Openshaw in The Five Orange Pips.


  • Joseph Openshaw was the father of John Openshaw and the brother of Elias Openshaw. (FIVE, 62)
  • Joseph Openshaw a small factory at Coventry, which he enlarged at the time of the invention of bicycling. (FIVE, 63)
  • Joseph Openshaw was the patentee of the Openshaw unbreakable tyre, and his business met with such success that he was able to sell it, and to retire upon a handsome competence. (FIVE, 64)
  • Elias Openshaw asked to Joseph Openshaw to let his son live with his uncle. (FIVE, 76)
  • Elias Openshaw left his estate, with all its advantages and all its disadvantages to his brother. (FIVE, 101)
  • Joseph Openshaw entered into possession of his brother's estate, and of some fourteen thousand pounds, which lay to his credit at the bank. (FIVE, 118)
  • Beginning of 1884, Joseph Openshaw came to live at Horsham. (FIVE, 133)
  • Major Freebody, who is in command of one of the forts upon Portsdown Hill was an old friend of Joseph Openshaw. (FIVE, 164)
  • Joseph Openshaw had fallen over one of the deep chalk-pits which abound in the neighbourhood, and was lying senseless, with a shattered skull. (FIVE, 168)
  • Joseph Openshaw met his end in january 1885, two years and eight months since the John Openshaw case. (FIVE, 177)





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