Pair of two sheet moulds and d
Pair of two sheet moulds and deckle large laid post, laid cover, watermark posthorn, countermark J. Whatman, Handmade, 1942.
Made by Balston's, Springfield Mill, Maidstone
Springfield Mill was founded 1806/7, probably the first all steam-driven mill in the world. It's production remained entirely by hand until the 1930s. Used to make high-quality writing and drawing papers, now entirely filter papers.
The original founder, William Balston had worked and then become a partner with James Whatman the younger. When Whatman sold out in 1794, Balston carried on at Turkey Mill, Maidstone in partnership with the Hollingworth's until 1805 when he decided to found his own mill, SPringfield Mill, where carried on the Whatman tradition of papermaking.
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- hand paper mould (laid)
- Gift of The National Paper Museum Trust
- Permanent collection
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