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  1. Rubber Band — 2019-08-10 12:25:25
    …erry patented the rubber band in England on March 17, 1845. Also known as an elastic band the idea was touted by Thomas Hancock after he patented vulcanized [[Rubber]]. {{Image url="RubberBands.jpg" class="left" title="Rubber Bands" width="400" }…
  2. Rubber — 2019-08-10 12:09:55
    …d cabinet maker. Around 1815 Hancock went into the stagecoach business with one of his brothers in London, England. The need for an effective waterproofing …
    …agent--for coaches, drivers, and passengers--drew Hancock's attention to rubber. In '''April 1820''' he patented India-rubber springs for various types of clothing such as glove…
    …s and '''suspenders'''. The Hancock brothers then started an "elastic works" to manufacture items using the rubber springs. == Mastication == In 1820 Han…
    …mportant device: the '''rubber masticator'''. He designed a machine with revolving teeth that tore up rubber scraps. To Hancock's surprise, the shredded bits adhered into a solid mass of rubber that could then be pressed in molds into solid blocks…
  3. Mayday — 2017-06-19 21:40:16
    …or radio officer at Croydon Airport in [[London]] and was given the task of finding a suitable call. {{Image url="MaydayHancock.jpg" class="right" title="Mayday Hancock" width="350" }} == French influence == The majority of air traffic at the ti…

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