Edwin Hill was born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England back in 1793. After he finished his schooling he worked at the Assay Office in Birmingham, later working at a brass-rolling mill where he became the manager. In 1827, he moved to Tottenham, London where you could find him managing a branch of the family’s school business.
In 1840, he became the first British Controller of Stamps where he remained until 1872. He died in 1876, he was 82.
What you may not know about Edwin is that he was also an inventor. He is most noted for inventing a mechanical system to make envelopes. His invention was shown at the Great Exhibition of 1851.
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