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Category (archive title) Burnishing Marbled Paper

Burnishing Marbled Paper

Burnishing Marbled paper The beautiful gloss which we see upon finished marble paper does not appear upon it when it first comes from the marbler's hands. This gloss is the result. of a subsequent process of burnishing, which is represented by the engraving on the image below. The burnishing is produced by means of a piece of polished flint or agate, which passes rapidly to and fro over the surface of the paper. The stone being held for the purpose upon a sort of bed prepared for it to lie upon, on a very solid bench or table. The burnisher, as is shown in the engraving is attached to the lower end of a long lever that descends from the…

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