Collection of items related to papermaking history¬†gathered together by David Magoon, who was a salesman for the Brown Paper Company back in the 1960s and founder of University¬†Products. This collection is representative of how Holyoke, Massachusetts got it’s nickname of “Paper City.”

The collection of over 100 items includes:

  • paper sample books
  • advertisements and brochures
  • papermaking micrometers
  • gauges and scales
  • photographs
  • printed samples
  • instruction manuals and handbooks
  • lofting rod
  • dandy roller sleeve
  • lithographic printing stone
  • Early printed maps

Holyoke paper manufacturers represented include:

  • American Writing Paper
  • Parsons Paper Company
  • Newton Paper Company
  • Chemical Paper Company

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