6. Eliminate the Water: The paper machine’s large sprayer, or “head box,” distributes the stock onto a 107-inch-wide wire. As water drains, the wire shakes back and forth so fibers are distributed in random directions, allowing for strong, consistent paper.
Papermaking research conducted by Tim Barrett and coauthors using nondestructive instrumentation and methods to determine chemical composition, color, and thickness of historical papers to learn more about why some papers, often the oldest, are very light in color and stable while others are discolored and much less permanent.
Local call number: c006493 Title: [A worker overseeing a papermaking machine at a paper mill near Pensacola] Date: 19--. Physical descrip: 1 photoprint : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. Series Title: (Commerce Collection.) Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850-245-6700. Archives@dos.state.fl.us Persistent URL: www.floridamemory.com/items/show/66958
Made exclusively for Jackson's by the Two Rivers paper mill in Somerset, this watercolour paper features 100% cotton and linen rag and is very hard sized, resulting in a durable surface which will resist much lifting, scrubbing and re-working. As the paint is not drawn into the paper the pigment dries to a sharp and brilliant finish.