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J Cooper and Sons

John Cooper and Sons are mainly known for their very good quality bow-fronted fish cases. The firm was founded by John Cooper, a former watchmaker, in the 1830s and was continued after his death in 1872 by his son John. The business became known as J Cooper and Sons from c1896 when John junior was joined by his sons. (Ref: Frost, C: 1987: A History of British Taxidermy. The Lavenham Press).

HMCMS:CRH1952.47 Chub, Squalius cephalus, weight 6lbs 8 oz., taken from the River Avon, Christchurch, by A G Walker and prepared by J Cooper and Sons, 28 Radnor Street, St. Luke's, London. E.C. 
HMCMS:Bi1998.15.9 Trout, Salmo trutta, (right) caught in the River Kennet, Reading, Berkshire, 1901 and thought to have been prepared by J Cooper and Sons, 28 Radnor Street, St. Luke's, London. E.C. 
HMCMS:Bi1998.15.7 Pike, Esox lucius, weight 23lbs, caught at Mapledurham, Berkshire, 24 February 1896 by W M Wicks and prepared by J Cooper and Sons, 28 Radnor Street, St. Luke's, London. E.C.
HMCMS:Bi1998.15.6 Pike, Esox lucius, weight 17lbs, caught by P F Cawston, November 29 1908 and prepared by J Cooper and Sons, 28 Radnor Street, St. Luke's, London. E.C.

Chubb

Chub, Squalius cephalus, weight 6lbs 8 oz., taken from the River Avon, Christchurch, by A G Walker and prepared by J Cooper and Sons, 28 Radnor Street, St. Luke's, London. E.C.
Accession no HMCMS:CRH1952.47