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Making Paper from Sugar Cane
Description: A visit to a plant that makes paper from sugar refining waste in the mid 1950s
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Clip #: MF-28D
Length: 1:54
Year: 1955
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Louisiana
Subject: Manufacturing
Original: 16mm
1950s, Louisiana, Lockport, Valentine Pulp and Paper Company, pulp mill, piles of bagasse, workers moving baled bagasse from stacks onto conveyor belt, baled bagasse traveling on conveyor and being fed into chopper, manís hands breaking up finely shredded begasse, begasse cellulose fibers being mixed with water, bleach and chemicals to prevent fibers from becoming brittle, slurry flowing out into wide belt with water being drained and fibers matting together to form sheet, sheet passing over roller and being converted into paper, male worker walking past machinery, male worker observing as roller spins paper

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