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The suction box – the beginning of modernisation

 

The Canson family constantly strives for improvement.

Etienne invents the famous suction boxes which improve water drainage by sucking out the water under the metal mesh, thereby giving more resistance to the sheet being formed.

 

While Charles X ascends to the throne, communication is being revolutionized by the family cousin Marc Seguin, also great grandson of Pierre Montgolfier, as he builds the first suspension bridge across the Rhône.

© Musée des Papeteries Canson et Montgolfier

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