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Thomas Hancock
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Born in Marlborough, Wiltshire
Born on 8th of May 1786
Died on 26th of March 1865

Born 1786. Died 1865 - Inventor and manufacturer.

Experimented with the preparation of rubber for waterproofing, produced a solid block of rubber. Took out patents for a number of devices including the first patent for vulcanization (1843). Worked in partnership with Charles Macintosh for a time.

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From dave eustace on 2nd March 2010
Thomas Hancocks younger brother was Inventor Walter Hancock 1799-1852. First efficent steam carriage Omnibus and high pressure steam engine.

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