Reference numberRBO/1/30
Alternative reference numberRBO.1.137
Title'An Exact Account of the Making of Marbled Paper Brought in by Mr Evelyn'
DescriptionDetails of how to make marbled paper with figures of equipment required
Read to the Royal Society on 8 January 1661

Images; Figure 1, Ink, pointed stick used to stir briskly 'the Liquour and fluctuating colours by drawing it from one side of the Trough to the other ; Size height 2 cm x width 4.5 cm
Figure 2, Ink, Trough in which the colours are mixed, with numbers at either side to show the stick moving from side to side; size height 6 cm x width 4.5 cm
Figure 3, Ink, ' Comb taken by the ends with both your hands, comb the surfaces of the Liquor in the Trough from extreme to the other, permitting onely the teeth to enter; this must be perfomed with a gentle and uniforme Motion, and will make those undulations which you see in the marble papers. This Instrument represented in Figure III is made with a Straite sticke, about the bignesse of the little finger: and as far as amounts to the breadth of the Trough, inserted with small pinns (such as Women use0 at the distance of a quarter of an inch; but let the ends of the stick unpinnd, extend a little beyond the dimensions of the Troughs breadth, for the better managing thereof when you are to Comb the Liquor. ' Size height 2 cm x 4.5 cm
Extent4 sides
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueCLP/3i/4
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8217Evelyn; John (1620 - 1706); antiquary, diarist, and gardener1620 - 1706
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