- a machine for manufacturing paper.
Origin of Fourdrinier
1830–40; named after Henry and Sealy Fourdrinier, 19th-century English papermakers
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Messrs. Fourdrinier having expended 60,000 in perfecting the machine.Great Facts
Frederick C. Bakewell
In the Fourdrinier process rags are ground to a pulp by a revolving beater (Fig. 125) working in a tank of water.The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
Edward W. Byrn
The Fourdrinier part consists of a head box, which resembles the case of an upright piano.
View showing the Fourdrinier part of a modern book paper-machine.
A long felt carries the paper from the couch rolls back over the Fourdrinier part, delivering it to the first press.
- a particular type of paper-making machine that forms the paper in a continuous web
C19: named after Henry (died 1854) and Sealy (died 1847) Fourdrinier, English paper makers
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