Watermarks – Now you see them… Now you don’t…

Watermarks in paper only appear with transmitted light (light going through).  The archives have a variety of watermark samples including Crane watermarks, watermarks for other companies, and miscellaneous watermarks in correspondence received by Crane. We will be posting many of these watermarks throughout October.

Here is a watermark on letterhead from the Kalamazoo Wagon Company.

‘Old Berkshire Mills 1899’ watermark

This letter from the Kalamazoo Wagon Co. was written on Crane paper and sent in 1900.

Letter about the price of a cutter

Here is the same letter lit from behind.

The same letter lit from behind showing a watermark
‘Old Berkshire Mills 1899’ watermark