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Manufacturers of Vulcanized India Rubber goods, of 266 Goswell Road, London, EC
1821 Company established in Goswell Road by Thomas Hancock.
1842/5 Company re-established when Thomas Hancock's part of the business was split from Charles Macintosh and Co and sold to his nephew, James Lyne Hancock, whilst Thomas remained a director of Charles Macintosh and Co
1849 February. Advert for patent flexible india-rubber 
1870s JLH made his first round rubber-tyre for the Ariel bicycle of Haynes and Jefferis; this used soft spongy rubber on the underside and toughened rubber on the tread, an idea which has been copied in the tyre trade ever since, even with pneumatic tyres 
1912 Prospectus issued to raise £120,000. Owned by the grandson of Thomas Hancock, John Hancock Nunn, who has managed (and owned) the business for 30 years. Directors were John Hancock Nunn, Charles Inigo Thomas and John Alexander Melville Stephens.