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Paper Filters
This page attempts to record what is known about the history of Paper Filters. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.



'The Practical Housewife' by Robert Kemp Philp, published by Ward and Lock in London in 1855 contains instructions for folding a paper filter.



'Le Travail Manuel a L'ecole Primaire' by Jully & Rocheron, which was published by Librairie Classique Eugene Belin in Paris in 1892 contains instructions for making a simple filter.



A similar, though improved, filter appears in 'L'enseignement manuel dans les ecoles du degre primaire (garcons)' by Rene Leblanc, which was published by Librairie Larousse in Paris in 1895.



'La Ensenanza del Trabajo Manuel' by Pedro de Alcántara García and Teodosio Leal y Quiroga, which was published in Madrid in 1903, contains instructions for folding a paper filter suitable for use in a laboratory.



'Petit Manuel de Travaux d'Amateurs' by H de Graffigny, which was published by Collection A L Guyot in Paris in 1909 contains instructions for making two different kinds of filters.

Pleated Filter


Plain Filter