Thomas Hancock blue plaque in London

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On this site lived and worked Thomas Hancock (1786-1865) inventor and founder of the British rubber industry

Thomas Hancock (8 May 1786 – 26 March 1865), elder brother of inventor Walter Hancock, was an English inventor 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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