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the travel of the wire, return over pulleys, serving the same purpose as the deckle, namely, to confine the pulp to the wire surface. The wire cloth is supported by a number of rollers—tube rolls—which keep the wire from oscillating, and assist the passage of the water through the wire. The end of the wire nearest the stuff-chest is kept shaking backwards and forwards to cause the


Fig. 6.—Front View from Strainers of 94-inch Papermaking Machine.
(Built by Bertrams Limited, Sciennes, Edinburgh.)

fibres to felt before the water has passed through the wire. The pulp passes from the strainers under a slice, which distributes the pulp evenly, over a rubber apron, on to the machine wire, and near the end of the wire will be seen a cylinder of wire above, and square boxes below the wire.