Edward Lisle had been active in the bicycle production since 1869. In 1876 he went into partnership with Edwin John Sharratt. Their firm Sharratt & Lisle was based in Wolverhampton. In 1883 their brand name became The Star.
This wonderful preserved example of a Star was for sale at the 2019 Beaulieu jumble. It looks 100% original, including the badge and the cushion tyres.
A special feature is top stay, the pipe running from head to saddle post: normally this is a thin solid stay. I have seen an advertisement from 1888 showing a Star-safety without this pipe.
Click here to access the site of Oldbike, showing many pictures of this safety.
Click on the photo below to see the pictures Maarten WaarlÃ© took at Beaulieu. Thanks for that!