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Capellades Paper Mill Museum

Glazing hammer

<p>Glazing hammer, which served to smooth out the paper</p>

Glazing hammer, which served to smooth out the paper

The glazing hammer was also powered by a hydraulic wheel. The head of the hammer was a metal piece called a ‘mushroom’. When the hammer was in operation, the mushroom beat against an iron sheet, as a block of sheets of paper passed through. This resulted in the leaves of paper having a smooth, glossy finish.

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