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Capellades Paper Mill Museum

Glazing hammer

Glazing hammer, which served to smooth out the paper

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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