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1825 Petition of Insolvent Debtors. 'Fourdrinier, Charles John, formerly of Chell-House, near Newcastle, Staffordshire (carrying on business at Colthorp-Mills, Newbury, Berkshire, in Partnership with Joseph Fourdrinier and Thomas Nicholson, trading under the firm of Joseph and Charles John Fourdrinier and Company, Paper-Manufacturers), afterwards of Croydon-Common, Surrey, and late of No-28, Park-Road, Regent's-Park, Middlesex, following no trade or business.'
1854 Patent. '1321. To Joseph Fourdrinier, of 12, Sherborne-street, Islington, in the county of Middlesex, for the invention of "improvements in machinery for washing, boiling, cleaning, and bleaching rags, fibrous and textile substances."'