Walter Hancock

Inventor

1799 – 1852

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Who was Walter Hancock?

Walter Hancock was an English inventor of the Victorian period. He is chiefly remembered for his steam-powered road vehicles, but also received a patent for preparing and cutting natural rubber into sheets. He was the younger brother of Thomas Hancock, the inventor of rubber mastication who is also claimed by some to be the inventor of rubber vulcanization.

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Born
Jun 16, 1799
Marlborough, Wiltshire
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  • United Kingdom
  • England
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Died
May 14, 1852

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on July 23, 2013

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