Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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shake

A device on the wire of the Fourdrinier papermaking machine which causes the wire to oscillate in a plane at right angles to the forward movement of the wire. Its purpose is largely like that of the vatman's shake of the mold in hand papermaking, which assists in securing the desired intermingling of fibers of the sheet. The oscillations may be varied in frequency and length of stroke to obtain the required results. (17 , 60 )




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