Richard Lindon was born in Clifton-upon-Dunsmore back in 1816. I could not find out any information about his parents, upbringing or much of anything else, but what I did find out I hope you’ll enjoy. His profession was an English leatherworker. His shop was at 6/6a Lawrence Sheriff Street in Rugby, England.
As a boot and shoemaker, he supplied footwear to most of the townsfolk of Rugby including the teachers and pupils of the school. By 1849, naturally he had a regular supply of boot leather delivered to him, and at the request of the students he began making balls for them. By 1861, he was recognized as the principal ball maker and his son Hughes John Lindon for 50 years.
If you haven’t figured it out by now he was the maker of the Ruby footballs. He also devised an air pump for them.
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