Fourdrinier paper machine

Contributed by Frogmore Paper Mill Visitor Centre

Frogmore Paper Mill's Fourdrininer machine seen here producing one of the mill's range of novelty papers

3 miles of paper can be produced on this machine in 1 hour, equivalent to 85,700 sheets of A4This century old, steam driven Fourdrinier papermaking machine is installed on the site of the world's first continuous working paper machine from 1803. These Fourdrinier machines made possible the Victorian revolution of universal education by producing limitless quantities of cheap paper.

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