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J. R. and C. Cooper

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of Birmingham

1849 Directory: Listed as makers of guns and / or gun components.[1]

1849 Joseph Rock Cooper, of Park Cottage, Aston, was a gun and pistol manufacturer[2]

1851 Joseph R Cooper 35 (born in Birmingham) gun maker and Susannah Cooper 34 lived in Aston[3]

1855 Patent to Westley Richards, manufacturer of Birmingham, and Joseph Rock Cooper, manufacturer of Birmingham, on "an improvement or improvements in breech loading fire arms"[4]

1861 Patent to J. R. Cooper for improvements in breech loading fire-arms

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Sources of Information

  1. History and Directory of Birmingham, 1849: Guns
  2. 1849 White's Directory & Gazetteer of Birmingham
  3. 1851 census
  4. London Gazette 21 July 1859