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Paperback, General Books, 2010, ISBN13 9781443209663, ISBN10 144320966X
Excerpt: ...to which further reference will be made. From the drainer the mass is carted to the beating engine, or "beater," which is very similar in construction to the washer just described. The knives on the roll in the beater are grouped three together instead of two, and are placed nearer the bottom or bed-plate in order to separate more thoroughly the fibers. In the beater are performed many and varying manipulations, designed not only to secure a more perfect product but also to produce different varieties of paper. It is the theory of the beating process that the fibers are not cut, but are drawn out to their utmost extent. In watching the operations of the "beater," one notices on the surface of the slowly revolving mass of fibers, floating bluing, such as the thrifty housewife uses to whiten fine fabrics. This familiar agency of the laundry is introduced into the solution of fibers with the same end in view that is sought in the washtub
|Number of Pages:||68|
|Number in Series:||1|
|Author:||Nugent, Homer Heath|
|Publication Date:||July, 2010|
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H):||9.01 x 0.16 x 5.98 Inches|
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