World exhibition in London, 1862

Historical Background

World Exhibition of 1862 in London, French section.

List of participants from Rouen suggested by the admission jury

The World Exhibition was held in London from May 1 to November 1, 1862.
This exhibition funded by the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Trade consisted in 28,000 exhibitors from 36 countries from a wide range of industry, technology and decorative arts of the time.
Norman manufacturers have participated in the event, hence the list of participants from the region of Rouen. In Lower Seine, there were three juries to select the delegation by domain : one for Rouen, one for the Dieppe area and one for Le Havre. Participants were either manufacturers or inventors or authors.
Upon their return, written reports were requested on their innovations or on exposed machines they had seen work in their line of industry.

This paper shows the importance of industrial trade between England and Normandy and emulation that existed between the two sides of the Channel to develop new innovations and improve production techniques .

  • Origin

Fund of general Administration and Economics Department

  • Date details


  • Size

34 x 43 cm

  • Institution

Archives départementales de Seine – Maritime

  • Original reference

8 m 47

  • Period

Early modern Period

  • Thematic

Tourism and culture


Rouen – Archives Départementales

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