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Capellades Paper Mill Museum

The basement

<p>Partial view of the basement where handmade paper was made</p>

Partial view of the basement where handmade paper was made

Most production took place in the basement, as this was where the hydraulic wheels that powered some of the paper mill's machines were housed. 

Paper-making by hand was a slow, laborious process. The raw materials consisted of old rags, ropes, nets, sails and so on, which were shredded into pulp. With this pulp the sheets were made one by one. With the exception of the drying and finishing processes, the rest of the manufacturing process took place in the basement.

OBJECTS

<p>Glazing hammer, which served to smooth out the paper</p>
Glazing hammer
Glazing hammer
<p>Hydraulic wheel, used to operate the glazing hammer</p>
The hydraulic wheel
The hydraulic wheel
<p>Mallets that shred the cloth to turn it into pulp</p>
Shredding mallets
Shredding mallets
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