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Robert's paper-making machine, 1798.

Robert's paper-making machine, 1798.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


Model of Nicolas Louis Robert's (1761-1828) machine which used the principle of the conveyor belt to allow the continuous manufacture of paper on a sheet of wire cloth. Previously, paper was produced in individual shaped sheets.

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