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Cyril Raines

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Birthplace: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob Raines and Rebecca Raines
Husband of Sylvia Raines (Gardner)
Father of Private User and Alan Maurice Raines
Brother of Ray Doreen Epstein; <private> Raines and <private> Bloomfield (Raines)

Managed by: Suzanne Rosalie Michaud-Lennox
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About Cyril Raines

Cyril Raines was born in 1915.

His English name was ISADORE ABEL.

He was known as CYRIL

His Hebrew name was ABBA YISROEL ben YAACOV HaCohen.

He was one of the most successful salesmen for Britannica, being appointed North West Regional Manager in 1960 ((the North's "Mr. Britannica"). He was never made redundant. He voluntarily left Britannica, after it was bought out by an American company. He joined two other innovative men, who decided that as they were extremely successful salesmen, they would be able to be similarly successful at selling their own product. They were the first to introduce double glazing into the UK - a product they brought over from Canada.

The football team that Cyril Raines became involved with was Manchester United.

Always a United fan - to the end!!

Cyril was 88 years when he passed away, September 15 2004, one month before his 89th birthday,

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Cyril Raines's Timeline

1915
October 17, 1915
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
2004
September 15, 2004
Age 88
Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
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was a salesman for Encyclopaedia Brittanica but was made redundant and started Weatherseal Windows a double glazing company. Later became involved in the business consortium that bought Manchester City Football club.
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was a salesman for Encyclopaedia Brittanica but was made redundant and started Weatherseal Windows a double glazing company. Later became involved in the business consortium that bought Manchester City Football club.