Paper and Cardboard Manufacture
William H. Millspaugh (1869-1959) in 1900, founded the Sandusky Foundry & Machine Company and invented the centrifugally-cast
suction rolls used in the manufacture of paper and paperboard. It was the key to
development of high speed machines that manufacture paper and cardboard in
widths as great as 25 feet. Prior to this development, paper was primarily hand
made - a very labor intensive process that made mass production of boxes
also collaborated with shipbuilders to develop propeller sleeves and other
mechanisms for ship propulsion. For his contributions to the art of
papermaking, Millspaugh was awarded the second Edward Longstreth medal of
the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia and gold
medal by the
Technical Association of the
Pulp & Paper Association.
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