EPW048257 ENGLAND (1935). The Apsley Paper Mills, Apsley, 1935

© Copyright OpenStreetMap contributors and licensed by the OpenStreetMap Foundation. 2019. Cartography is licensed as CC BY-SA.

Nearby Images (48)

EPW048257
  0° 0m
EPW048260
  131° 10m
EPW060992
  116° 20m
EPW001248
  36° 30m
EPW048254
  253° 31m
EPW016003
  256° 33m
EPW048251
  104° 36m
EPW015681
  300° 37m
EPW031461
  200° 49m
EPW048262
  140° 54m
EPW015682
  90° 57m
EPW001249
  297° 59m
EPW048259
  82° 62m
EPW031459
  39° 64m
EPW048261
  308° 64m
EPW031458
  239° 65m
EPW015689
  185° 71m
EPW015687
  273° 75m
EPW019228
  47° 76m
EAW022325
  152° 80m
EAW022320
  333° 84m
EPW015683
  175° 94m
EPW015688
  110° 98m
EPW015686
  50° 102m
EPW016002
  272° 102m
EPW001247
  164° 107m
EPW031597
  243° 113m
EPW046724
  342° 116m
EPW022460
  276° 117m
EPW046725
  258° 123m
EPW031596
  13° 137m
EPW031604
  234° 139m
EPW031517
  261° 141m
EPW031520
  170° 143m
EPW031515
  292° 149m
EPW025948
  316° 168m
EPW016000
  262° 174m
EPW048253
  122° 179m
EPW015685
  128° 197m
EPW031521
  169° 197m
EPW015684
  144° 203m
EPW052863
  295° 214m
EAW022317
  142° 239m
EPW031518
  153° 243m
EPR000169
  301° 245m
EAW022316
  297° 265m
EPR000400
  301° 284m
EAW022323
  315° 288m

Details

Title [EPW048257] The Apsley Paper Mills, Apsley, 1935
Reference EPW048257
Date July-1935
Link
Place name APSLEY
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 506243, 205054
Longitude / Latitude -0.46133136311173, 51.733659438698
National Grid Reference TL062051

Pins

Railway - LMS/LMR now West Coast Main Line

totoro
Monday 9th of March 2015 03:48:31 PM

totoro
Monday 9th of March 2015 03:47:25 PM
Grand Union Canal (1798) at Apsley Lock

totoro
Monday 9th of March 2015 03:47:00 PM
1871 - St. Mary's Church at Apsley End was opened for public worship; its construction was funded by Charles Longman (a senior partner in John Dickinson’s paper mills)

totoro
Monday 9th of March 2015 03:46:00 PM

totoro
Monday 9th of March 2015 03:45:45 PM
John Dickinson & Co John Dickinson (1782-1869): Inventor, engineer, architect, builder, manager and financier, John Dickinson spent more than 60 years in the trade. 1797 John Dickinson was almost 15 when he was apprenticed to stationers Thomas Harrison of Leadenhall Street, London. 1804 John Dickinson set up as a stationer in the City of London at Walbrook 1807-1847 He applied for 14 patents relating to paper. 1809 He developed a patent process for machine-made paper utilising an ‘endless web’ which was an ingenious perforated cylinder of metal with a finely woven wire covering. This revolved in a vat filled with pulp and produced a continuous sheet of paper. From this time right up to 1855 he took out dozens of patents. 1809-1830 Rapid expansion, as John Dickinson first bought Apsley Mill, Hemel Hempstead (1809), followed by Nash Mills (1811). He then built Home Park Mills near King's Langley (1825) and finally bought Croxley Mill near Watford (1830). He also established "half-stuff" mills at Batchworth and Manchester. He invented a new kind of paper for cannon cartridges. This type of paper did not smoulder after the cannon had fired, which had been the cause of constant accidental explosions in the artillery. Until his time, paper was produced using rag and esparto, instead of the now conventional wood pulp. Dickinson patented his invention, and it was taken up by the army. It was said to have been of great value in the battles against Napoleon, increasing the British firing rate while simultaneously reducing premature firing accidents. 1809 - Dickinson entered the business of paper manufacture when he acquired his first mill (a converted old corn mill) in the valley of the River Gade in Hertfordshire. He had bought paper from George Stafford of Apsley Mill, Hemel Hempstead and purchased Stafford's mill in 1809. 1813 - a bad fire destroyed nearly all the mill 1830 - a gang of machine makers from the 'Swing Riots' marched upon the mills on the Gade Valley, but turned back when confronted with Dickinsons hurriedly gathered defence force. 1850 Mechanical envelope manufacture started at John Dickinson, producing its first gummed envelopes. 1869 John Dickinson died. By 1876 his company was producing 3 million envelopes per week. 1910 Lion Brand adopted as the company logo; 1918 Millington and Sons acquired, originators of Basildon Bond. Brand established 1911 1929 John Dickinson pioneered production of window envelopes. 1937 John Dickinson pioneered production of Latex Seal Easi envelopes 1951 Production of Continuous Stationery established at Apsley 1963 New 250,000 sq ft stationery factory opened at Apsley 1992 Acquired by Bowater 1999 The company left Apsley Mills and relocated to Cambridgeshire. The former Apsley Mill site in Hemel Hempstead is home to the Paper Trail, a museum which incorporates a narrowboat ride along the Grand Union Canal and the River Gade to Frogmore Mill, viewing of a working paper machine, producing recycled board and paper, as well as handmade paper making and paper sculpture. The Frogmore Mill exhibits are also open for direct visits. Sources: http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/John_Dickinson_and_Co http://johnevans.ashmolean.org/evans/dickinsons.html wikipedia - John Dickinson (inventor) and John Dickinson Stationery Further reading- the book by Joan Evans, "The Endless Web, John Dickinson & Co Ltd 1804-1954" (1955) was printed on paper made by the company. Second hand copies are easily located.

totoro
Monday 9th of March 2015 03:43:47 PM