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1849 Directory: Listed as makers of guns and / or gun components.
1849 Joseph Rock Cooper, of Park Cottage, Aston, was a gun and pistol manufacturer
1851 Joseph R Cooper 35 (born in Birmingham) gun maker and Susannah Cooper 34 lived in Aston
1861 Patent to J. R. Cooper for improvements in breech loading fire-arms