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William Sammons Hubbard

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William Sammons Parks Hubbard (1866-1942)

1866 Q3. Born at Esington (Billesdon), Leicestershire

He first worked for J. Jessop and Son in Leicester

1889 Formed partnership with Alfred Herbert and bought Coles and Matthews for 4,000 pounds. They renamed the company Herbert and Hubbard.

1890 Herbert bought out Hubbard's share [1][2]

1891 Living at Stretton Parve, Leicestershire (age 23 born Evington, Leics.), a Mechanical Engineers Draughtsman. With his parents George Hubbard, a Grazier and his wife Ann. Also his sister Edith. One servant. [3]

1896 Trading as Taylor and Hubbard

1900 Patent 14,822 for improvements to excavating machines was filed by William and William Sammons Hubbard

1902 Q4. Married

1911 Living at 29 Lincoln Street, Leicester (age 45 born Esington, Leicestershire), an Engineer, manufacturer and Employer (Steam and Electric Cranes). With his wife (married eight years and with two children) Evelyn Julia (age 34 born New York, British subject) and their daughter Dorothy Edith (age 6 born Leicester) and their son Horace Jordan (age 1 born Leicester). Two servants. [4]

1942 Died in Birmingham

Patents of William Sammons Hubbard

  • Improvements in or relating to poultry cages.William Sammons Hubbard May, 14 1936: GB447243
  • Improvements in or relating to poultry cages.William Sammons Hubbard Apr, 23 1936: GB446019
  • Improvements in and relating to the synchronisation of clocks. William Sammons Hubbard Feb, 15 1923: GB192879
  • Improvements in and relating to the synchronisation of clocks. William Sammons Hubbard Apr, 20 1922: GB178248
  • Improvements in and relating to the synchronisation of clocks.William Sammons Hubbard Aug, 4 1921: GB167060
  • Improvements in and relating to the synchronisation of clocks.William Sammons Hubbard Apr, 7 1921: GB160988
  • Improvements in and relating to card index systems.George Lawton Brown and WSH. Nov, 27 1920: GB154336


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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Gazette Issue 26115 published on the 16 December 1890. Page 24 of 66
  2. Birmingham Daily Post, Wednesday, December 17, 1890
  3. 1891 census
  4. 1911 Census
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