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Paper manufacture, 17th century

Böckler, Georg Andreas (auteur/author)
Fursten, Paulus (uitgever/publisher)
year: 1661

type: illustratie
detail: nee
dimensions: 25 x 18,5 cm.
related terms: papiermaken papiermolens scheppers
period: 17e eeuw
B: Schriftdragers, inkt

contents: This print shows the various stages of paper making as was usual in the Netherlands in the 16th and 17th centuries as well. In the foreground rags are beaten to pulp in a hammer mill driven by a water wheel. This pulp or fibre sludge is poured into a large wooden tub, clad with lead or copper. The dipper then dips a mould, a wooden frame strung with thin copper wire, into the pulp. This is then softly shaken so that it is spread evenly over the screen and the water can flow away. The coucher places the wet paper on a layer of felt and covers it with another layer. If a pile of some 120 to 130 sheets has been formed, the superfluous water is removed by a press. In the background sheets are hanging out to dry.

source: Böckler, Georg Andreas. - Theatrum Machinarum Novum. Schauplatz des mechanischen künsten von Mühl- und Wasserwerkcke dürch Georg Andream Böcklern [...]. - Nürnberg: Paulus Fursten, 1661, pl. 73
available in: Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Den Haag PC. A 202

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