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John Dickinson (1782-1869)

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John Dickinson (1782-1869) of John Dickinson and Co

1797 John Dickinson was almost 15 when he was apprenticed to stationers Thomas Harrison of Leadenhall Street, London.

1803 At the age of 21, John Dickinson was already experimenting with improvements over the prevailing paper making process, the Fourdrinier patent.

1804 John Dickinson set up as a stationer in the City of London at Walbrook.

1805 He moved his company to Ludgate Street.

1807-1847 He applied for 14 patents relating to paper.

1824 of Nash Mill, Abbotts Langley, Hertford. Patent for cutting cards by machinery. [1]

1840 John Dickinson of Nash Mill, Paper Maker, became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.[2]

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