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Author Loadman, John
Title The Hancocks of Marlborough : Rubber, Art and the Industrial Revolution - a Family of Inventive Genius
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009
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Note Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- List of Illustrations -- Family Tree -- 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. -- Epilogue: Thoughts on a Dynasty -- References and Source Documents -- Notes -- Appendix I: The 14 patents of Thomas Hancock 'for the treatment and application of INDIA RUBBER' -- Appendix II: Mechanical applications of vulcanized India rubber as described by Thomas Hancock -- Appendix III: The evolution of the rubber industry of today -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
This book tells the largely unknown history of the Hancock family of Marlborough. It shows how members of one unique family were responsible for creating the earliest form of mechanized transport in the world, the foundation of the UK rubber industry, and the beginnings of the global information highway
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Loadman, John The Hancocks of Marlborough : Rubber, Art and the Industrial Revolution - a Family of Inventive Genius Oxford : Oxford University Press,c2009 9780199573554
Subject Hancock, Thomas, -- 1786-1865.;Hancock family -- England -- Marlborough.;Inventors -- England -- Marlborough -- Biography.;Rubber industry and trade -- Great Britain -- History.;Industrial revolution -- Great Britain -- History
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Alt Author James, Francis
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