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of Ivybridge.

c.1853 Recruited Michael Patterson, at the age of twenty-three, as Engineer of the Ivybridge Mills

Subsequently the Ivybridge Mills became one of the finest mills in the British paper-trade.

1871 Paperhanging Manufacturers of London

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