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Sudds, Adkins et Barker

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Sudds, Adkins & Barker of Rouen, France

James Barker initially travelled to France to work for Henry Sykes in the local textile industry, and later established on his account in Petit-Quevilly near Rouen, later to be joined by his compatriots William Sudds and Benjamin Adkins.[1]

Patents for an oil press and a water turbine granted to William Sudds, Benjamin Adkins, and Edward Barker[2]

c.1835 Took out a licence to adopt Samuel Hall's patent improvements to steam engines[3]

1836 Description of a horizontal press, and a blower made by Sudds, Adkins & Barker, the blower made for James Martin of Rouen [4]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Les Cahiers du CRH: Journée "Orient-Occident" (8 mars 1989). Histoire et circulation des techniques. 'Le contexte d'ensemble des échanges : le rôle de l'énergie hydraulique dans la croissance au xixe siècle: Les échanges de technologie entre la France et le monde anglo-américain à l'ère de l'industrialisation : le cas des moteurs hydrauliques',
  2. [2] Bulletin des Lois de la Republique Francaise, 9th Series, 1 Jan - 30 Jun 1834, p.92 & p.214
  3. London Courier and Evening Gazette - Thursday 23 April 1835
  4. [3] Polytechnisches Central-Blatt: 4 December 1836