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Alfred Charles Cossor (1861-1922)

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1861 Born in Islington, son of Alfred Charles Cossor and his wife Elizabeth[1]

1881 Glass blower's assistant living with his parents in Islington[2], working in his father's business Alfred Cossor and Sons

1901 Employer, manufacturer of electric lamps, living in Islington with his wife Alice Cossor 41[3]

1908 Left his father's business to found his own company A. C. Cossor, a private company. The expertise in the manufacture of electrical glassware, such as early cathode ray tubes and X-Ray tubes, allowed the company to diversify later into electronics.

1911 Retired manufacturer, visiting his brother Frank[4]

1922 Died in Fawley, Hants[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1881 census
  3. 1901 census
  4. 1911 census
  5. BMD