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Cow, Peter Brusey (1815–1890), rubber manufacturer  

Adrian Room

Cow, Peter Brusey (1815–1890), rubber manufacturer, was born at Deptford on 25 September 1815, the younger son of John Cow, a master boat builder at Woolwich Dockyard. In 1830, at the age of fifteen, he was apprenticed to Charles Gower Collins, a linen draper of ...


Hancock, Thomas (1786–1865), rubber manufacturer and inventor  

R. B. Prosser

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Hancock, Thomas (1786–1865), rubber manufacturer and inventor, was born at Marlborough, Wiltshire, on 8 May 1786, the second son in the family of twelve children raised by James Hancock, a timber merchant and cabinetmaker at Marlborough, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Longman. Walter Hancock...


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Hancock, Thomas (1786–1865)  

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