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Fourdrinier

[foo r-drin-ee-er]
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noun
  1. a machine for manufacturing paper.
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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.

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    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 Fourdrinier part consists of a head box, which resembles the case of an upright piano.

    From Paper-mill to Pressroom

    William Bond Wheelwright

  • View showing the Fourdrinier part of a modern book paper-machine.

    From Paper-mill to Pressroom

    William Bond Wheelwright

  • A long felt carries the paper from the couch rolls back over the Fourdrinier part, delivering it to the first press.

    From Paper-mill to Pressroom

    William Bond Wheelwright


British Dictionary definitions for fourdrinier

Fourdrinier

noun
  1. a particular type of paper-making machine that forms the paper in a continuous web
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Word Origin

C19: named after Henry (died 1854) and Sealy (died 1847) Fourdrinier, English paper makers
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