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The Hancocks of Marlborough : rubber, art and the industrial revolution : a family of inventive genius / John Loadman and Francis James.

By: Loadman, John.
Contributor(s): James, Francis.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2010Description: xx, 274 p. : ill., facsims., geneal., plans, ports. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780199573554 (hardback); 0199573557 (hardback).Subject(s): Hancock, Thomas, 1786-1865 | Hancock family | Inventors -- England -- Marlborough -- Biography | Businessmen -- Great Britain -- Biography | rubber industry and trade -- Great Britain -- History | Industrial revolution -- Great Britain -- History
Contents:
1. Marlborough, Wiltshire--roots -- 2. The Hancocks gather in London -- 3. From seawater to steam -- 4. Life, death, and bankruptcy -- 5. The family, the law, and the end of a dream -- 6. Life's ups and downs -- 7. A new industry -- 8. Gutta Percha comes to town -- 9. The great hose controversy -- 10. The great exhibition of the works of industry of all nations -- 11. Back to the courts -- 12. A life of ease(?) -- 13. Death and dispositions -- 14. Marlborough Cottage and the great aunts -- 15. The Hancock legacy -- 16. James Lyne Hancock & Co -- App. I. The 14 patents of Thomas Hancock 'for the treatment and application of INDIA RUBBER' -- App. II. Mechanical applications of vulcanized India rubber as described by Thomas Hancock -- App. III. The evolution of the rubber industry of today.
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Includes bibliographical references ( p. [263]-264)and index.

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