Wednesday, 5 July 2017

TH Saunders
(19 September 1813 – 5 February 1870)

Thomas Harry Saunders was a British paper-maker known especially for his watermarks, he was also a philanthropist.


Watermark at St Cuthberts Mill (2017)


He was the youngest child of hoop-maker John Saunders. He began a career in paper-making in his twenties, and became a partner in a paper mill in 1840.

TH Saunders won many international exhibitions for his light and shade watermarks. He created a business of six paper mills, one of them being Phoenix Mill at Dartford in Kent.


Watermark at St Cuthberts Mill (2017)

TH Saunders was a member of the Royal Society of Arts.


TH Saunders is still a registered trademark for drawing and watercolour paper, now produced as Saunders Waterford paper at St Cuthberts Mill.



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