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Paper Mould

The mould is in two pieces, the top part made of wood with metal banding and a mesh screen, which often held the watermark. The base is a wooden frame with metal fixings.


Local industry at the forefront of development and a large part of what has shaped the county town up to the present day.

Maidstone Museum

Maidstone Museum,
Saint Faith's Street,
United Kingdom


The Whatman’s paper mould is a good example of moulds used in the early 1900 by paper makers around the town. Whatman paper was used by the artists Turner and Gainsborough, and was part of the rise of the British Watercolour artistry as the paper was much better than anything which had existed before.

  • KS1: Local History
  • KS2:Local History, Artists, Architects and Designers in History
  • KS3: Local History, Britain 1901- Present Day, History of Art, Craft, Design and Architecture, Developments in Design and Technology, Materials and Components


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