Dickes, William, 1815-1892

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Birth 1815
Death 1892

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William Dickes (1815-1892) was an artist, engraver and chromo-printer with a business location on Farringdon Road, E.C. Mr. Dickes was born in Beechencliff, near Bath, on 7 May 1815. He was apprenticed to the wood engraver Robert Branston Junior around 1831, then from 1835 attended the Royal Academy Schools where he won several medals for drawing. During his life Dickes was known for his pioneering work in developing color printing techniques. He displayed specimens of oil color printing from raised surfaces at the Great Exhibition in 1851 and exhibited in Paris in 1855.

From the description of Engineering plans collection, 1871-1873. (San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Library). WorldCat record id: 702155783

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  • Engines--Design and construction
  • Factories--Designs and plans
  • Marine engines--Design and construction
  • Boilers--Design and construction

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