- Some time ago I saw pictures of a simple machine that allowed precise
movement of picks across a size, therefore allowing patterns to repeat
fairly accurately from paper to paper. Has anyone ever seen one of these or
worked with one?
- I have a photocopy of a rare book from the beginning 20th century
"Handbuch der Buntpapierfabrikation" (means: "Manual of fabrication of
marbled and other papers"), in which the author August Weichelt
described a special frame. It was used to produce "snail-figured"
marbled papers and to bring the color accurately to the ground.
I am going to weekend now, but on monday I will scan the picture of the
frame and upload to my homepage.
- There is a hint in Gabriele Grunebaum's "Buntpapiere" to Joseph Halfers
Book "Die Fortschritte der Marmorierkunst" (published in english 1894
called "Progress in Marbling"). Grunebaum writes, that in Halfers book
is a description of a "machine" for bringing the drops in a a accurately
way to the marbling ground. Perhaps someone on the list posseses this
(I think very rare) book and could give more information.
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- I spoke to Gabrielle quite a few years ago, and she said she only knew of
one broken one in a museum, I believe, somewhere in Germany. I have never
seen one, but have seen the patent drawing, and it's quite large and
complex. I have never seen one.
I wish I had one this week.....doing hundered of the same paper!