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He became Manager of Thomas and Joshua Gilpin's Brandywine Paper Mills in Delaware. c.1815-6 he returned to England to glean information about the John Dickinson and the Fourdrinier papermaking machines. It seems that Greatrake had once been a fellow apprentice with John Dickinson in the firm of Richardson and Harrison, stationers to the East India Company, and used his friendship in order to obtain details of his invention. With Greatrake's information, Thomas Gilpin developed a paper-making machine and claimed credit for it as his own invention.<ref>[http://sidneyrigdon.com/Greatrake.htm] sidneyrigdon.com: The Elder Lawrence Greatrake Memorial Homepage</ref>
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He became Manager of Thomas and Joshua Gilpin's Brandywine Paper Mills in Delaware. c.1815-6 he returned to England to glean information about the [[John Dickinson (1782-1869)|John Dickinson]] and the Fourdrinier papermaking machines. It seems that Greatrake had once been a fellow apprentice with John Dickinson in the firm of Richardson and Harrison, stationers to the East India Company, and used his friendship in order to obtain details of his invention. With Greatrake's information, Thomas Gilpin developed a paper-making machine and claimed credit for it as his own invention.<ref>[http://sidneyrigdon.com/Greatrake.htm] sidneyrigdon.com: The Elder Lawrence Greatrake Memorial Homepage</ref>
  
 
Died 1839?
 
Died 1839?

Latest revision as of 18:02, 5 July 2020

Lawrence Greatrake was born c.1759 in Hertfordshire, England.

1799 Emigrated to Philadelphia

He became Manager of Thomas and Joshua Gilpin's Brandywine Paper Mills in Delaware. c.1815-6 he returned to England to glean information about the John Dickinson and the Fourdrinier papermaking machines. It seems that Greatrake had once been a fellow apprentice with John Dickinson in the firm of Richardson and Harrison, stationers to the East India Company, and used his friendship in order to obtain details of his invention. With Greatrake's information, Thomas Gilpin developed a paper-making machine and claimed credit for it as his own invention.[1]

Died 1839?


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  1. [1] sidneyrigdon.com: The Elder Lawrence Greatrake Memorial Homepage