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Joseph Fourdrinier

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1819 Bankrupt. '...against Joseph Fourdrinier and Charles John Fourdrinier, of Rickmansworth, Herts, Paper-Makers Dealers and Chapmen, and they being declared Bankrupts...'[1]

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.'[2]

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."'[3]


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  1. [1] Gazette Issue 17458 published on the 9 March 1819. Page 11 of 16
  2. [2] Gazette Issue 18150 published on the 28 June 1825. Page 18 of 24
  3. [3] Gazette Issue 21567 published on the 30 June 1854. Page 14 of 46