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Paper Machine Close-Up …

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This is a close-up of a paper machine that my father made back in the 1950’s.  I do not know if this was made at the St. Regis Paper Mill or not.  The only two places that used rolls of paper this large was St. Regis, which was a paper mill that manufactured paper or the Pensacola News Journal, which used rolls this large to print their newspapers with.  Anyway, I have always been attracted to large machinery for all the photographic possibilities they present.  They almost appear abstract when you take a small area of this huge machine and concentrate your photograph it.  I found a negative envelope that has 10 or sh 4×5 negatives of the paper machine and this is the most interesting to me.  Maybe at a later date I will work -up a few and post them.  Now, when you see machinery like this, you know that it is operated by computers and high technology.  Back in the 50’s, all you had was a panel with several gauges, a couple of nobs and buttons, a maybe, just maybe, a light or two… one being red that you hoped never came on!

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Written by Frank Hardy

August 16, 2012 at 10:28 am

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