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George Herbert Skinner

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George Herbert Skinner (c1873-1931), of Lilley and Skinner and of the S. U. Co, (known as Herbert)

c1873 Born at Wellingboro the son of William Banks Skinner, a Shoe Manufacturer, and his wife Jane Lilly

1881 Living at 12 Cromwell House, Fellows Road, Hampstead: William B. Skinner (age 35 born Rushden), a Shoe Manufacturer, Junior Partner. With his wife Jane Skinner (age 31 born Southwark) and their two children George H. Skinner (age 8 born Wellingboro) and Emily J. Skinner (age 7 born Wellingboro). Also a visitor and two servants. [1]

1906 Granted a full patent (no. 3257) for his carburetter improvements

1908 Granted patent (no. 26,178) for a carburetter having a 'collapsable chamber' and a 'fuel needle valve', which was located in an adjustable block (i.e. a jet).

1911 Living at 15 Woodville Road, Ealing: George Herbert Skinner (age 38 born Wellingborough), a Boot Manufacturer and Employer. With his wife Mabel Elizabeth Skinner (age 38 born London) and their children Herbert Wakefield Banks Skinner (age 10 born Ealing) and Louise Elizabeth Skinner (age 8 born Ealing). Also two servants. Married for 12 years with two children. [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. 1911 Census