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The art & technology behind 1960s Wallpaper Manufacturing

Whether they were hand-printed with precisely placed large blocks of color, or were run through machines that quickly pressed the surface colors onto the rolls, wallpapers at this Perivale factory in Greater London were being made with colorful and bold designs indicative of the late 1960s… and they match curtains made by the same company.

Watch a woman use a routing machine to carve a design in sycamore wood, see colors being mixed by hand, and at a factory in Uxbridge, a man checks the quality of the fabrics’ patterns after printing. From the British Pathé archives: Perfect Match (1968).

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