Whatman paper watermark
Whatman had been approached by john baskerville, who needed paper that would take a light impression of the printing plate this was used for the edition of virgil's poetry, embellished with baskerville's typography and designs the earliest examples of wove paper, bearing his watermark, appeared after 1740. The 'j whatman' watermark other watermarks found in whatman paper may include the year of manufacture, the manufacturing method (handmade or mould made) as well as pictorial logos, letters and other identifiers.
The 1804 a&a copy has watermarks dated 1816, 1818 and a watermark from papermaker j whatman dated 1819 the 1808 rb copy has watermarks from edmeads & pine 1804, e & p 1807 and turkey mills j whatman 1817. Whatman watermarks whatman paper is considered to be one of the finest english handmade papers of the 18th century the elder james whatman began to produce good quality white paper at his turkey mill in kent around 1740.
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Whatman made laid texture paper with watermark 1690 hand made a winged woman and chariot and a britiannia device/watermark see both photos of watermarks on single sheets this paper was made in the 1940-1950's for grosvenor charter, paper merchants in london & 1690 is their founding date.
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J whatman hand made paper c1930 this thin blue wove texture paper from around 1930 is watermarked j whatman hand made this is a page from a book of whatman paper samples made in 1931: jwhatman by wlr balston ltd.