Early Use of Paper in Devonshire: Watermarks
Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries 11, (1920-21), pp. 108-10.
Prepared by Michael Steer
A watermark is a faintly marked letter, figure, or design in the fabric of paper, denoting its size or its manufacturer, usually barely noticeable except when the sheet is held against strong light. It is made during manufacture by the pressure of wires on the moist pulp. The watermarks used by the earlier paper-makers have given names to several of the present standard sizes of paper, as pot, foolscap, crown, elephant, and post, the last so called from the device of a postman's horn as water-mark. This Note appeared in response to Hugh R Watkin's Note on the early uses of paper in Devon, that appeared earlier in the volume (pp. 33-36). Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. The copy of this rare book is held in the collection of Albert William Bryant Messenger, and is available from the Internet Archive.
|Briquet, C M||108-9|
|Del Marmol||108, 110|
|Hodgkins, J E||109|
|Watkin, Mr Hugh||108|
|Warner, Sir George||109|