Kent History

 


Visitors: 155

Paper
Kent has its fair share of rivers which has led to more than a few paper mills being established in the Kent area. Paper mills were sited beside a source of clean water and close to a quay where the imported wood pulp could be unloaded.

One such mill is Turkey Mill in Maidstone it became the by far the largest paper mill in England in the late 1800s, it pulped paper using massive steam powered machines. Towards the end of 1886 Carl Ekman had pioneered the production of paper from wood-pulp using a sulphite process and built a new paper mill at North Fleet.

Cement
James Parker who was from North Fleet, Kent patented Roman cement in 1796. It was so named because the ingredients of the cement were similar to that used by the Romans century’s before, which was capable of setting under water.

Joseph Aspdin patented Portland cement in 1824 and production was set up at North Fleet, in early 1846, this was in order to be close to sources of the raw materials of chalk and clay. Many lime works were also converted to cement making. A large number of cement works were set up on the Medway and between Dartford and Gravesend. Cement for Kent used to be shipped by water to all parts of the world.

Whitstable Divers
In 1823 ship caulker Charles Deane, from Deptford Kent, invented and patented a head set for breathing in a smoke filled room in. Charles and his brother John then went on to develop a pump and helmet for breathing underwater and got together with the well know boatmen of Whitstable to test it. During the 1830s, this gang Whitstable diver’s salvaged treasure from many shipwrecks, including the Royal George and the Mary Rose at Portsmouth.

Leo Wharf Owner of Blinds Kent

Feel free to use but be nice and leave my links intact.

(334)
Tags:

Article Source:


 
Rate this Article: 
 
Kent, WA-King County Regional Justice Center (RJC) inmate roster
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes
ArticleSlash

Related Articles:

Working On A Farm In Kent

by: Marian Bridik (June 01, 2005) 
(Business/Careers Employment)

Explore Kent on Your Camping Holiday

by: Bruce Markey (March 12, 2015) 
(Travel and Leisure/Hotels Accommodations)

Kent Cottages - Need A Break? Temp Accommodation? What You Need To Know

by: Tony Savour (March 27, 2008) 
(Travel and Leisure/Vacation Rentals)

The Importance of Property Restoration Kent Services

by: Sarah Cook (June 14, 2012) 
(Investing/Retirement Planning)

Book Review The Will of God by Kent Reynolds

by: Richard R Blake (June 20, 2008) 
(Book Reviews/Spirituality Religion)

What To Expect From Royal New Kent And Stonehouse Courses

by: Andy Wagner (November 04, 2005) 
(Recreation and Sports/Golf)

Kent Cigarettes Filters Used Deadly Crocidolite Asbestos

by: Scott Hendler (July 10, 2008) 
(Cancer/Lung Mesothelioma Asbestos)

Print Kent for Affordable Business stationary printing

by: Friction Adaf (October 03, 2010) 
(Real Estate/Commercial Construction)

Printers Kent | Cheap and Best Quality Business Stationery Printing

by: Friction Adaf (October 03, 2010) 
(Real Estate/Commercial Construction)

Kent, WA-King County Regional Justice Center (RJC) inmate roster

by: Jeff Donaven (April 26, 2011) 
(Legal/Criminal Law)