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Thomas Hancock

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Gender Male
Death157 years ago
Date of birth May 8,1786
Zodiac sign Taurus
Born Marlborough
Wiltshire
United Kingdom
Date of died March 26,1865
DiedLondon
United Kingdom
ProjectsMechanical processing of raw rubber
BooksPersonal Narrative of the Origin and Progress of the Caoutchouc Or India-Rubber Manufacture in England
Job Engineer
Inventor
NationalityEnglish
Siblings Walter Hancock
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Thomas Hancock Life story


Thomas Hancock, elder brother of inventor Walter Hancock, was an English self-taught manufacturing engineer who founded the British rubber industry. He invented the masticator, a machine that shredded rubber scraps and which allowed rubber to be recycled after being formed into blocks or sheets.

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