|'Hang Seng' Bank watermark|
Thursday, 18 January 2018
Dandy Roll Watermarks
We have a unique collection of Fourdrinier watermarks in our new boardroom. Our current PM2 mould machine was a Fourdrinier machine up until the 1980’s, after this time it was converted into the mould machine it is today. To create watermarks Fourdrinier’s use what are known as Dandy Roll’s, with the watermark presented on each separate roll. The watermarks displayed in our boardroom were all taken from these old Dandy Roll’s.
The ‘Hang Seng’ Bank watermark would have been used on our previous machine PM1, and on PM2 as a Dandy Roll. Our papermakers couldn’t read Chinese so were unable to figure out which way round the watermark should go. The answer came by visiting a local Chinese takeaway, who were more than helpful in reading which way round the watermark should go!
We hope you enjoy viewing more of these exceptional watermarks.
*PM1 & PM2 (Paper Machine 1 & 2)*
Monday, 8 January 2018
St Cuthberts Mill are looking forward to exhibiting on the F.I.L.A. stand at Creativeworld. Creativeworld is the world's largest trade fair for hobby, craft and art supplies, giving a unique platform for manufacturers and businesses to promote their products.
Catherine Frood, Ray Wood, Philip Staple and Kate Taylor will be at the St Cuthberts Mill display area to greet you.
You will find us at Hall 4.1, Stand G51. We look forward to seeing you there!
Old Paper Moulds
Remember the TH Saunders 1855 sample book that has been donated to The Cropper Foundation? Alongside it we also donated a variety of historical paper moulds. Here are a few photos of the moulds for you to enjoy!
(Mark Cropper, CEO of the papermakers, James Cropper PLC at Burnside Mill in Cumbria, is heading this project. The Cropper Foundation is a charitable body that will preserve historical artefacts stemming from the papermaking world.)