Oakey was apprenticed to a piano maker where he learnt to make sandpaper by glueing sand or powdered glass onto paper. He developed a better process suitable for mass-production and set up in business at Walworth, London, in 1833, before moving to Wellington Mill at Westminster Bridge Road. He subsequently developed many wet and dry sand and emery papers, and a range of polishing compounds, including lead blacking, Wellington Knife Polish, Silversmith's Soap and Plate Powder, and furniture polishes.
WIPO ASSIGNS PATENT TO ABBOTT POINT OF CARE FOR "INTEGRATED HINGED CARTRIDGE HOUSINGS FOR SAMPLE ANALYSIS" (BRITISH, AMERICAN, CANADIAN INVENTORS)
Jun 29, 2011; GENEVA, June 29 -- Publication No. WO/2011/075663 was published on June 23. Title of the invention: "INTEGRATED HINGED CARTRIDGE...