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.
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.
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