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3-sheet laid mould with painted deckle showing the middle sheet.

The rectangular pattern of heavy watermark wires allow the dry sheets to be easily torn into cards.

The painting of the deckle seems to serve little purpose although maybe this is to reduce the amount of fibre adhering to the deckle which would then go back into the vat and form knots in the sheets of paper.

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