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Varrall, Elwell and Middleton

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of 9, Avenue Trudaine, Paris

Successors to Sanford (or Sandford) and Varrall [1]

1851 Exhibited a paper-making machine and a machine for dividing paper into sheets at the Great Exhibition.

1855 Exhibited a planing machine with a bed 25 ft long, 4 ft wide, at the 1855 Paris Universal Exposition[2]

The partners were William Varrall, Henry Sanford (until 1842), R. Middleton and Thomas Elwell. [3]. William Varrall went to France in 1829, and Henry Sanford in 1827, on behalf of Bryan Donkin.[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. [1] Journal of the Franklin Institute, Volume 9, 1845
  2. 'The Artizan' January 1856
  3. Serge Chassagne: Louis ANDRÉ, Machines à papier. Innovation et transformations de l'industrie papetière en France, 1798-1860, Paris, Éditions de l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales, 1996, 501 p. », Cahiers d'histoire, 42-2, 1997, online 14 May 2009. URL :
  4. [2] TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE GLOBAL PULP & PAPER INDUSTRY 1800 - 2015 edited by Timo Särkkä, Miquel Gutiérrez-Poch, Mark Kuhlberg, 2018, Springer