Posts Tagged ‘paper manufacturing’

September 23

Benjamin Franklin, in his role as entrepreneur, inserted in the columns of his newspaper, the Pennsylvania Gazette, on this day in 1742 an advertisement on behalf of his friend William Parks, the pioneer printer of Virginia: “An honest and diligent Person, that is capable of building a good Paper-mill, and another that understands the Making [...]

April 20

John Gamble an English paper mill proprietor, obtained on this day in 1801 a patent for a machine “for making paper, in single sheets, without seams or joinings, from one to twelve feet and upwards in length.” Thus, with patent No. 2487, the printing industry marched into the industrial revolution. While paper had first been [...]

February 17

“A.D. 1801, February 17th—No. 2481. Mathias Koops of James Street, Westminster, gentleman, for a method of manufacturing paper from straw, hay, thistles, waste, and refuse of hemp and flax, and different kinds of wood and bark, fit for printing and other useful purposes.” So stated the Great Seal Patent Office of London, upon the granting [...]