The Quarterly No. 63 - July 2007


St Omer Conference 2006

The Pile à Maillets or French Stamper Beater - Nigel Vellam

Research on stamper beaters centred around the area of Ambert in Auvergne, France. The author gives a comprehensive description of the operation and the whole and component parts of the stamper beater. Includes brief details of papermaking in the area.

8 pages, illustrated, appendices


York Conference 2004

'A Most Serviceable Drudge': The Papermills of the Water of Leith - Sarah Bromage, Alistair McCleery and David Finkelstein

This article outlines the twentieth century history of papermaking on the Water of Leith using interviews conducted with a variety of former mill employees as part of the SAPPHIRE initiative. Until the mid-twentieth century, the Water of Leith was an important industrial centre for Edinburgh, particularly in papermaking.

8 pages, illustrated


Book Review

Stamp Perforation: The Somerset House Years 1848 to 1880. Ray Simpson and Peter Sargent


British Bibliography of Paper History and Watermark Studies No 14, 2006 - Peter Bower

Listing of articles concerned with papermaking published in 2006, with addenda to Bibliography No 13, 2005.

2 pages


Employment of Girls in Paper Mills

A piece taken from The Paper-Maker and British Paper Trade Journal, 1917, concerning labour law and restrictions imposed upon women and girls working in heavy industry at a time of war, when male labour was in short supply.

1 page


Ittre Conference, 2002

La Papeteries de Virginal - Ian Hendry

History of this Belgian mill from the mid nineteenth century to the present day. The author also gives historical notes on the area and brief details of other papermills in the area.

7 pages, illustrated


Smith and Bateson Limited: A Family Affair for Two Hundred Years - Mike Malley

The story of a Merseyside paper dealership, and its papermaking predecessor, with over two hundred years of experience specialising in plain and printed point of sale packaging.

6 pages, illustrated


Paper Uniforms

An article from The Paper-Maker and British Paper Trade Journal, 1917, which describes how paper was used during World War 1 to provide an alternative feedstock to the textile industry, albeit one that was noticeably substandard to the usual raw materials preferred by that sector.

1 page


The Manufacture of Luminous Paper

This short article taken from The Paper-Maker and British Paper Trade Journal, 1906, describes coating recipes and processes to produce a rather interesting product.

1 page


Paper Yarn for Clothing

A short article, originally from The Pulp and Paper Magazine of Canada, but reprinted in The Paper-Maker and British Paper Trade Journal Annual Edition 1911-12.

1 page


Paper Lifeboats for Submarines

A most unusual use of paper, described in The Paper-Maker and British Paper Trade Journal, 1915.

1 page


Fly Paper: Some Novel Ingredients - James Scott

Herein is another column by James Scott, first published in The Paper-Maker and British Paper Trade Journal, 1912. This one is unusual in that some of the recipes he suggests can be tried at home using standard household ingredients. We would welcome any feedback on the efficacy of these potentially useful grades of paper.

2 pages


Index to The Quarterly Nos 57 - 60 - Terry Wells

The index is arranged in nine categories: Articles by author; Articles by title; Book reviews; General index; Illustrations; Papermakers; Paper mills; Tipped-in paper samples; Watermarks. The Watermarks index is further divided into those that are illustrated and those that are mentioned in the text.

12 pages