The Quarterly No 90 - April 2014


The Paper Industry in Leicestershire - Daven Chamberlain

The most complete analysis of paper and board manufacturing history in the country of Leicestershire yet to be published. It consists of a listing of all known mills, including the leather board mills, which formed a unique part of the county´s paper manufacturing history. Well illustrated and fully referenced.

16 pages, 13 illustrations


Papyrus, Parchment and Paper. Part 7. Dipping Moulds - Richard L Hills

The story continues with the development of dipping moulds, which followed on from the earlier pouring moulds. The text includes details on modern dipping moulds seen being used in China during the last couple of decades.

4.5 pages


A Giant Drier (One of 24)- Anon

A short item on a drying cylinder, manufactured in 1905 by Messrs. James Milne & Son, for the Holmens Bruk Mill in Norrköping, Sweden. The text is illustrated with an image of the cylinder being pulled on a waggon by a horse.

0.5 page, 1 illustration


Two Eighteenth Century Paper Mills - Peter Bower

Contemporary illustrations of two eighteenth century mills - Bonend, Buckinghamshire and the mill near Pickering Castle in Yorkshire. The text gives some brief history of the artists and the mills in question.

2 pages, 2 illustrations


The Innovative William Brindley, Paper, Board and Papier Mache Maker of Birmingham and London - Mike Malley

Papier Mache is one of the materials related to paper that is seldom covered in the pages of The Quarterly, yet it formed an important material for a host of goods manufactured during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This article gives a brief introduction to papier mache, before giving a detailed history of one of the more important British exponents of the art.

9.5 pages, 6 illustrations


House-Lining Material in Norway - Anon

A description of two lining-board materials, developed in Norway around 1900, highlighting another unusual end use to which paper-like materials have been put over the years.

0.5 page


East India Company Paper - Steve Hill

A copy of a letter written by the late John Balston, in 1994, on paper with an ´East India Company´ watermark. A short accompanying text outlines some of the known history of the paper.

1 page, 1 illustration


The Traditional Making of Electrotypes for Line Watermarking - Bent Schmidt Nielsen

Reprint of an article from Paper History, (Journal of the International Association of Paper Historians), describing a visit by the author to Green Son & Waite, where he saw the electrotyping process in action. The illustrated text describes the methodology used by this well-known company.

2.5 pages, 6 illustrations


Eighteenth Century Trade Card - Anon

Illustration of a trade card from William King, a Paper Makers Agent and Rag Merchant from London.

0.5 page, 1 illustration


Wood Pulp Making Machinery - Anon

A short, well-illustrated article, showing the range of mechanical apparatus used to produce wood pulp at the end of the nineteenth century.

2.5 pages, 8 illustrations


Terra Alba and Mineral White - Anon

Messrs. Cafferata & Company ran extensive mineral quarries around Newark-upon-Trent in Nottinghamshire, which supplied the paper industry. This illustrated article outlines the development of the company, and shows some of the machinery they used - including their industrial railway.

3 pages, 8 illustrations


Paper Industry Review of 2013 - Anon

One table showing some of the paper, pulp and board mills (around the world) that closed during 2013, and another describing some of the news events that affected UK mills during 2013.

1 page, 2 tables


Curiosities of Disfigured Pulp - James Scott

An illustrated article from the turn of the twentieth century showing some of the insects that had been found trapped in samples of pulp.

2 pages, 3 illustrations


Paper Clothing - Anon

Description of clothes made from a cellulose-based thread - xylitol - made from paper, manufactured during the early twentieth century.

1 page


Paper Cutting and Winding Machine - Anon

Description of a paper cutter from the late Victorian era, used to produce paper rolls, which found a variety of uses - from telegraphy to hat bands.

1 page, 1 illustration


Politics as well as Fire Fighting - Stephen R Hill

An outing of the Springfield & Medway Mills´ Fire Brigade in 1903.

1 page, 1 illustration