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Avery, Thomas (1813–1894), scale manufacturer and local politician, was born in 1813, the second son of William Avery (1789–1843), scale maker, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Balden. Thomas and his elder brother, William Henry Avery (1812–1874), were born into a long-established dynasty of ...

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Thomas Avery (1813–1894) by Henry Turner Munns Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery

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Belling, Charles Reginald (1884–1965), electrical engineer and manufacturer, was born on 11 May 1884 at Fore Street, Bodmin, Cornwall, the son of Samuel Thomas Belling, a dentist, and his wife, Maria, née Harry. Charles Belling, known to all as C. R. B., was educated at ...

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Benham, John Lee (1785–1864), stove manufacturer, was born in Reading, Berkshire, on 3 November 1785, the second son of Avery Benham (b. 1753), whitesmith, and his wife, Ann Lee. In 1791 his father moved to London, where he set up in business as ...

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Moreland, Samuel John (bap. 1828, d. 1924), match manufacturer, was born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, where he was baptized on 28 November 1828, the son of Samuel Moreland (bap. 1806, d. 1873), a sawyer, and his first wife, Elizabeth Mayo Webb (1805/6–1842). The family moved to ...

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Parker, Sir Peter (1924–2002), businessman, was born in Malo-les-Bains, near Dunkirk, France, on 30 August 1924, the third son of Tom Parker, a marine engineer born in Hull, and his wife, Dorothy Sydney, née Mackinlay, a teacher. Both his brothers died during the Second World War. He spent half of his childhood in ...

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Sir Peter Parker (1924–2002) by Stephen Hyde, 1983 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Shanks, Alexander (1801–1845), engineer and lawnmower manufacturer, was born at Milnetown of Bridgetown, Forfarshire, on 3 September 1801, the son of Alexander Shanks, a wright, and his wife, Elizabeth Ferguson. Very little is known about his early life, with the exception that he had extensive family connections in the flax industry. In 1825 he established his own spinning and machine making firm in ...

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