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30-03-2005, 11:57 AM
What was a callenderman - am I right in thinking it is something to do with the paper making industry?
Google search and others not very helpful - so hope someone out there knows...!!
Chris in 1066Land
30-03-2005, 12:12 PM
According to my 'Oracle'
CALENDERER / CALENDERMAN / CALENDER WORKER - operated a machine which pressed using two large rollers (calender) used to press and finish fabrics or paper
30-03-2005, 1:33 PM
Thanks very much Chris - one more niggling little query cleared up ....:)
02-04-2005, 9:28 AM
Callenders are, as has been pointed out, two rollers which are pressed together with the paper between. Typically used on a paper coating machine after the coating has been applied and dried. It helps to put the gloss on art papers and so forth. Coatings are formulated to give high gloss for high class magazines or semi gloss for middle of the range and even newsprint is callendered. The callender can be adjusted to enhance the appearance of the finished article.
02-04-2005, 9:46 AM
Thanks for the extra information David - it all adds to the understanding .....!!
Probably when my ancestor had finished calendering - if there is such a word! - his finished paper would end up with his daughter, who was a Fancy Box maker!!!
03-04-2005, 7:04 AM
Just a few more pieces of information. Calendering has been used for paper manufacturing for years. In the production of newsprint for example it has been in use since the late 1800's. The calender stack consisted of multiple rollmessage=Just a few more pieces of information. Calendering has been used for paper manufacturing for years. In the production of newsprint for example it has been in use since the late 1800's. The calender stack consisted of multiple rolls one on top of the other... sometimes as many as 8 rolls which were very heavy. The sheet ran through the rolls to finish it. The calender was the last of the continuous operation of the paper manufacture from the paper machine before the sheet was rolled on to the reel. Today calendering has been developed much further and often is not necessarily the last operation as it was before.
03-04-2005, 10:27 AM
Thanks for that :D
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